Luther Hills: Affordable apartments for seniors in Oregon, Ohio

Luther Hills is an attractive, affordable senior apartment community for individuals age 62 years or older. Located near the corner of Seaman and Wheeling streets in Oregon, and sharing a driveway off Wheeling with Luther Ridge senior apartments, this vibrant community is a mile north of Mercy St. Charles Hospital and just south of the Genacross Lutheran Services-Toledo Campus.

Built on farmland that formerly supplied food to the Lutheran Orphans’ Home, Lutheran Hills provides a beautiful setting for senior independent living. Like many Genacross housing sites, Luther Hills has a spiritual foundation because it was developed with the support of Lutheran and non-Lutheran congregations, as well as the local community. Seniors of all faiths are welcome to make Luther Hills their home.

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  • Features and Amenities

    Luther Hills is a 71-unit apartment community that provides a home with utilities and services at one reasonable rate. Following are some of the features and amenities provided:

    • One-bedroom apartments (approximately 650 square feet)
    • Two-bedroom apartments (approximately 825 square feet)
    • All apartments include a carpeted living room with dining space, a full bath, and a kitchen with a range, sink, and refrigerator
    • All apartments on ground level with a patio
    • Individually controlled heat and air conditioning
    • Central hallway to lobby, social areas, laundry, and mailboxes
    • Convenient parking and pleasant grounds
    • Cable TV available (additional fee)
    • Non-smoking campus
    • Small pets welcome

  • Services

    Many services are provided to residents at no extra cost. These services include exterior maintenance such as lawn care, snow and trash removal, and interior maintenance of the electrical, heating and air conditioning, and plumbing systems.

    A wide variety of social opportunities are made available to residents, if they wish to participate. Activities vary and may include card parties, bingo, Bible studies, lunch outings, and monthly birthday parties. Check the monthly activity calendar for a full schedule of events.

    The Genacross housing ministry also has several buses that can be used for scheduled outings at little or no cost to residents. Transportation also can be arranged through local senior transportation services.

    Service Coordination

    Genacross is committed to helping residents age in the setting of their choice and maintain their independence. A service coordinator is available onsite to assist residents in procuring services such as meals, home health care, and housekeeping — all of which help in maintaining an independent lifestyle.

  • Eligibility

    Because Genacross develops communities under special financing arrangements aimed at encouraging senior housing opportunities, an income limit is required.

    The eligibility guidelines for Luther Hills are designed to house individuals whose income is at or below 60 percent of the median family income for the county or metropolitan area.

    Income from all sources must be verified as part of the initial certification process. Annual recertification also is required. All information acquired is kept confidential.

    To obtain the current income eligibility levels for Luther Hills, please contact the housing manager at JChambers@Genacross.org.

  • Cost

    Monthly rent varies depending upon whether the apartment has one or two bedrooms. All utilities except telephone and cable TV are included in the rent. A security deposit equal to one month’s rent is required before moving in. Please contact the housing manager for current rates.

To learn more, call Luther Hills at 419.697.9397. You may also fill out our contact form.

Senior Affordable Housing

Genacross Lutheran Services adheres to federal law which forbids discrimination in housing or services, directly or indirectly, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, familial status, or disability. Alleged violations may be referred to a HUD regional office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.