Luther Ridge: Subsidized housing for seniors in Oregon, Ohio
Luther Ridge is an attractive, affordable senior apartment community for individuals age 62 years or older. Adjacent to Luther Hills and Luther Grove senior apartment communities, Luther Ridge is located south of the Genacross Lutheran Services-Toledo Campus, and Mercy St. Charles Hospital is less than a mile away.
Built on farmland that once supplied food to the Lutheran Orphans’ Home, Luther Ridge offers a beautiful setting for senior independent living. Like many Genacross housing sites, Luther Ridge has a spiritual foundation and welcomes seniors of all faiths.
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Features and Amenities
Luther Ridge is a 40-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 540 square feet), which 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
- Beauty shop
- Convenient parking and pleasant grounds
- Cable TV available (additional fee)
- Non-smoking campus
- Small pets welcome
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.
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.
Because Genacross develops communities under special financing arrangements aimed at encouraging senior housing opportunities, an income limit is required.
The eligibility guidelines for Luther Ridge are designed to house very low-income individuals. Very low income is defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as not exceeding 50 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 Ridge, please contact the housing manager at MStieber@Genacross.org.
Residents pay 30 percent of adjusted gross annual income. 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.
To learn more, call Luther Ridge at 419.698.8933. You may also fill out our contact form.