Eligibility requirements

1. Age Requirements
   a. Single applicants must be 62 years of age or older.
   b. For married couples, one spouse must be 62.
   c. Two relatives may apply, providing both are at least 62.
   d. Two persons not related may apply, providing both are at least 62.
2. All residents must be physically and mentally capable of managing their own lives.
3. Financial responsibility must be established. See verification of income. A credit and background check will be completed on each applicant.
4. Applicant’s income must be within the annual maximum income limits set forth by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. (See rent rate schedule) Minimum income limits must be at least three times the rent.
5. Application must be signed before the application can be processed.
6. Applicant must provide proof of age and social security card.
7. Efficiency apartments can only be occupied by one person; one-bedroom apartments can be occupied by one or two persons.


Jefferson Center does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or familial or handicapped status in compliance with the Fair Housing Law.


Jefferson Center’s mission is to provide a caring housing community for persons 62 and older, with low or moderate income, who are capable of managing their lives independently.


Jefferson Center is non-sectarian, nonprofit senior residential community. A volunteer Board of Trustees is dedicated to establishing policies which are fiscally sound and which will promote the well-being of the residents. Jefferson Center does not provide meals or health services.
A professional administrator and trained staff implement Board policy in a way that is responsive to resident needs. The staff includes a social service coordinator who provides orientation services, is a resource for community services and assists residents with transitions. Jefferson Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is permitted under Chapter 617 of the Florida statutes. It operates under Section 202 regulatory agreement of the Federal Housing and Urban Development Program (HUD).