Frequently Asked Questions

Click below for a list of commonly asked questions and answers.

Are pets allowed?

Yes, each household may have one pet. There is a one-time fee of $300.00. The animal must be no more than 35 pounds. We require residents to register their animals with the office and have the proper documentation of veterinarian records, photos, and to be in compliance with the local regulations for licensure prior to the pet 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 in the event they are unable to care for the pet. Givens Great Laurels complies with all ADA and Section 504 requirements as they pertain to service and companion animals.

We encourage everyone to apply. We have several programs, 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, rather 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.

Fill out an application. The application gives us the information we need to see which programs you qualify for. The application can be found on this website under “Applications.” We also 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 off in person. Please call ahead if you would like to schedule a time to review your application with our staff. Applications must be completed in full. We will notify you if there is missing information. We will mail you a confirmation letter, with your waitlist application date once your application has been processed and approved for the waitlist.

For two-bedroom apartments, there is a $25 nonrefundable application fee (paid at move-in only)

Applicants are required to disclose ALL income. Income calculations for the purpose of determining program eligibility are based upon gross income amounts (prior to tax and other deductions). Management will determine exclusions and deductions as allowed by the various programs. Common 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.

Yes, if the head of household meets the age requirements of the apartment’s housing program.

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. The Targeted Program’s age requirement is 45 or older.

Current income limits for a one-bedroom apartment are at or below $28,500 for one person and at or below $33,000 for two persons. Current income limits for a two-bedroom apartment are at or below $35,340 for one person and at or below $40,380 for two persons. Income limits are updated annually and subject to change.

2022 Rent for two-bedroom tax credit apartments range is $683. Rents for one-bedroom HUD subsidized apartments 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.

A total of 100 apartments- 36 one-bedrooms and 64 two-bedrooms.

Givens Great Laurels does not provide transportation, but our Resident Services Coordinators can assist residents in signing up for the local senior transportation through Mountain Projects.

Due to the high demand of affordable housing throughout the country, it’s extremely rare to find a housing opportunity with no waiting list. 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 can move into another property while waiting to get into Givens Great Laurels. We have several links which may assist you in finding affordable housing: