New housing for seniors to open in Vinton - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

New housing for seniors to open in Vinton

By Theresa Schmidt - bio | email

VINTON, LA (KPLC) - Affordable housing can be hard to come by if you are on a fixed income, but there will soon be a new option coming soon for seniors in Vinton.

They've finished construction of Vinton Senior Manor and are about to purchase furniture for the common areas.  It's a new 11 unit housing complex for those 62 and older. Whether you are eligible and how much you pay for rent depends on your income and expenses.

Seventy-year-old Pauline Soape stopped by to check out the place and was pleased with what she saw.  "It's very, very nice," she said.

Though she owns her home, not having to worry about things like mowing the grass and being close to places she can walk to is appealing, because she is no longer able to drive.  "From right here I could walk to town. I wouldn't have to worry about septic tanks and I wouldn't have to worry about water wells going out."

One of the best things about the complex is it's designed to meet the needs of seniors from the physical layout to the cost. Toni Caraway directs the Calcasieu Council on Aging which sponsors the development. Caraway says when her brother moved into a similar facility in Houma it was a huge improvement for him. "So much more carefree and they don't have to worry any more. It changes their lives to live in a place that they know they're safe, for one thing. That they can afford and it's new. They don't have maintenance they don't have grass to cut and they have fellowship here with the other residents that live here."

Housing manager for the CCOA John Citizen encourages people to apply.  "The rent is affordable and you also get utility assistance. And it's a brand new facility and we're hoping to have a lot of programs, for instance, Meals on Wheels."

You don't have to live in Vinton to apply, just Calcasieu Parish. For information on how to apply, you can call (337) 786-3400 and ask for Patrice.

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