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Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will host an application day on May 24 for Saint Rita Place, its newest affordable housing community for independent seniors at Broad and Ellsworth streets in South Philadelphia. 

According to the CHCS, it has received more than 200 phone call inquiries regarding Saint Rita Place and expects a large turnout for this event. The residence is expected to open in the fall.

Saint Rita Place will consist of 46 one-bedroom apartments for income-eligible seniors on the second through fifth floors. Features of the building include a community multi-purpose room, food cupboard, laundry facilities and exercise room, resident lounge with access to outdoor terrace space, Wi-Fi accessibility and on-site social services to assist residents with aging in place.

Prospective residents are encouraged to drop off completed applications on May 24th at Saint John Neumann Place II at 2627 Mifflin St. between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for the best chance at residency. Applicants will be assigned a number in the order applications are submitted. After May 24th, a dedicated P.O. Box will be established where applications can be mailed.  

To be eligible for Saint Rita Place, all applicants must be 62 years of age or older on the day of application; have an income of $39,720 or less for a household of one or an income of $45,360 or less for a household of two; and pass a background check, credit check and a landlord reference check.

Those interested in applying can obtain an application by calling HumanGood, which will operate Saint Rita Place and which currently runs CHCS’ additional senior housing sites, by phone at 610-238-4482 or by visiting https://www.humangood.org/st-rita-place/.