Frequently Asked Questions
Click below for a list of commonly asked questions and answers.
Are pets allowed?
Yes, each household may have one pet. The animal must be no more than 35 pounds, and there is a one-time $300 fee. We require residents to register their animals with the office and have the proper veterinarian records, photos, etc. Residents must register their pets with the City of Asheville before living on campus. Pets must be leashed or in an appropriate carrier when outside of the apartment. Dogs are swabbed for their DNA as part of our pet waste disposal policy so we can match DNA to fecal matter. Residents must be capable of taking care of their pets and have a contingency plan in place if they are unable to care for the pet. Givens Gerber Park complies with all ADA and Section 504 requirements pertaining to service and companion animals.
Are the amenities shared between the buildings?
Yes, Givens Gerber Park is an inclusive community, and we encourage residents to befriend their neighbors among our buildings. Residents have access to all the amenities on campus.
How long is your waitlist?
We encourage everyone to apply. Each building and program have a waitlist and the lengths of those lists vary and fluctuate. We understand applicants are anxious to join our community. We do not give out waitlist position numbers. Instead, we provide inquirers with the approximate waitlist dates of the applicants we are currently working with to qualify for move-in. Each household’s situation and income level are unique, and times can fluctuate based on the waitlist for that income level and turnover of apartments. It is important to note that we do not maintain the NC DHHS Targeting Program waitlist. Again, we encourage everyone to apply.
How do you apply & get onto the waitlist?
Fill out an application. The application provides the necessary information to determine your eligibility for the following programs, HUD, Tax Credit, or the moderate-income program. Buildings 40 and 50 share an application, and there is no application fee to get on that waitlist. Building 60 has its application, and there is a non-refundable application fee of $300, which can be applied towards your Administrative Fee.
Where can I find an application?
You can find the application on this website under “Applications.” You may contact our office, and we will send you an application via mail or email, and you may pick one up from our office. Complete the application in full and fax, email, mail, or drop it off in person. Please call ahead if you would like to schedule a time to review your application with our staff. Complete the full application. We will notify you if there is missing information. After processing your application and approving your waitlist status, we will mail you a confirmation letter with your waitlist application date.
Is there an application fee?
Building 60 has a $300.00 application fee. Buildings 40 and 50 do not have an application fee.
What is considered income?
Applicants are required to disclose ALL income. Income calculations to determine program eligibility are based upon gross income amounts (before tax and other deductions). Management will evaluate exclusions and deductions as allowed by the various programs. Typical income sources are Social Security, Social Security Disability, pensions, employment income, business income, alimony, child support, income from trusts, stock dividends, interest on bank accounts, minimum required distributions from retirement accounts, income from annuities, income from rental property, and regular support from family members.
Are children allowed to live at Givens Gerber Park?
Yes, if the head of household meets the age requirements of the apartment’s housing program.
How old do you have to be to move into Givens Gerber Park?
The community is 55+ with a few exceptions for specific program requirements. To apply for HUD subsidy, one member of the household must be 62 years of age or older OR 18+ with a mobility-related disability verified by a medical provider and which requires the accessible features of the apartment. The Targeted Program’s age requirement is 45 or older.
What are the income limits?
Current income limits for 40 and 50 Givens Gerber Park are at or below $33,780 for one person and at or below $38,580 for two persons. Current income limits for 60 Givens Gerber Park are at or above $33,781 for one person and at or above $38,581 for two persons.
How much is the rent for Buildings 40 and 50?
Rents for tax credit apartments in 40 and 50 Givens Gerber Park range from $285 to $695 depending on income and apartment size (1 or 2 bedrooms). Rents for HUD-subsidized apartments in 40 Gerber Park are based on 30% of monthly household adjusted income. Tax Credit and HUD rents do not include electricity, landline telephone, cable, or internet. The rent does include water, sewer, and trash.
What are the monthly fees for 60 Givens Park?
Monthly fees for 60 Givens Gerber Park include rent, utilities, cable, internet, landline telephone, and food dollars to spend in the Go To Café. The monthly fees range from $1,686 to $2,848 depending on income and apartment size (1 or 2 bedrooms).
How many apartments are in each building?
Building 40 (120 apartments total, 94 one-bedrooms, and 26 two bedrooms)
Building 50 (60 apartments total, 45 one-bedrooms, and 15 two bedrooms)
Building 60 (82 apartments total, 60 one-bedrooms, and 22 two bedrooms)
Is transportation provided to the residents?
Givens Gerber Park does not provide transportation, but our Resident Services Coordinators can assist residents in signing up for local senior transportation through Mountain Mobility. It is also a short walk to the city bus stop.
Can I get into affordable housing without being on a waiting list?
Due to the high demand for affordable housing throughout the country, finding a housing opportunity with no waiting list is rare. Almost all affordable housing programs nationwide have a waiting list of applicants. We encourage you to apply to multiple waiting lists. You can be on multiple waiting lists and move into another property while waiting for Givens Gerber Park. We have several links which may assist you in finding affordable housing: