Presentation on theme: "Culpepper Garden is an Arlington non-profit that provides housing and services to 340 low to moderate income seniors for independent living & supportive."— Presentation transcript:
Culpepper Garden consists of three facilities, each owned and operated by separate corporations – due to HUD requirements, the primary source of funding..
Culpepper Garden I opened in 1975 and is home to 204 seniors living independently. The average age is 79 and the oldest resident is 100.
Culpepper Garden II opened in 1992 and is home to 63 seniors living independently.
Culpepper Garden III opened in 2000 and is home to 73 seniors enjoying supportive services. The average age is 87 and the oldest is 100.
A fourth corporation, the Arlington Retirement Housing Corporation (ARHC), is the governing body responsible for all three entities.
Culpepper Garden has been nationally recognized with awards: ♦ Best Practices in providing housing and supportive services for the elderly (HUD) ♦ High Performing Multi-Family Property (HUD) ♦ Housing Achievement Award (VA Dept. of Housing and Community Development) ♦ Innovative & Exemplary Activity Award (NACCED) ♦ Home Award (NACCED) ♦ Meritorious Service Award (AAHSA)
To live at Culpepper Garden I, one must be at least 62 years old and have income of no more than $44,800. To live at Culpepper Garden II &III, one must be at least 62 and have income of no more than $35,950.
The average annual income for a Culpepper Garden resident is $18,695.* Arlington residents have per capita income of $64,504 with median family income of $91,896. 88 of Culpepper’s 340 residents have annual incomes below the poverty level of $9,804. *September 2008
Rent at Culpepper Garden ranges from a minimum of $25 to a market rate of $1,178 per month for a One-Bedroom Apartment. The actual amount depends on the resident’s income and approximates 30% of their adjusted gross.
In addition to HUD, Arlington County provides housing subsidies to Culpepper residents. The County also provides meal subsides and a grant for care and supportive services for the most frail.
Arlington also provides an array of in-home and community services, intended to enable residents to “age in place.”
Despite this governmental support, many needs of Culpepper residents still go unmet.
For this reason a special fund was set up to provide residents with personal, health care, and other services so they can “age in place” and with dignity.
This is The Tom Floyd Aging with Dignity Fund. Tom Floyd was a long-time friend and board member, known for his concern for those in need.
“I never thought of myself as a poor person,” said one 80-something Culpepper Garden resident. Twenty to thirty years ago when the residents of Culpepper Garden retired, they were middle income. But as we all know, economic times – especially inside the Beltway, have changed. No longer middle class, the quality of life for these people depends on the kindness and generosity of others.
The Tom Floyd Fund is a way you can make a difference in the life of a needy resident at Culpepper Garden.
If you would like to help, charitable gifts can be made, payable to Culpepper Garden. Or you can give online at culpeppergarden.org via the Network for Good’s secure donation site. Or you can make a bequest.
Our facilities do not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its federally assisted programs and activities. Occupancy at our facilities is open to all persons meeting the criteria for eligibility, regardless of race, color, religion, elderliness, sex, handicap, familiar status or national origin.