Like many LHS housing sites, Luther Woods has a spiritual foundation, because it was developed with the support of Lutheran and non-Lutheran congregations and the local community. Seniors of all faiths are welcome at Luther Woods, a ministry of Lutheran Homes Society.
The 52-unit apartment community 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, which include living and dining room space, and a full bath and kitchen
- All apartments ground level with patio
- Range, refrigerator and carpeting
- Individually controlled heat and air conditioning
- Central hallway to lobby, social areas, laundry and mailboxes
- Convenient parking and pleasant grounds
- 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 and snow and trash removal, and interior maintenance of the electrical, plumbing, and heating and air conditioning 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 LHS housing ministry also has several buses that can be used for scheduled outings at little or no cost to residents. Transportation can also be arranged through local senior transportation services.
Lutheran Homes Society is committed to helping residents age in the setting of their choice. A Service Coordinator is available on site to assist residents in procuring services such as meals, home health care, and housekeeping – all which help in maintaining an independent lifestyle.
Rent is $614 per month for a one-bedroom apartment. All utilities except telephone and cable are included in the rent. A one-month deposit is required at move-in.
Typical Floor Plan
Because Lutheran Homes Society develops communities under special financing arrangements aimed at encouraging senior housing opportunities, an income limit is required. The eligibility guidelines for Luther Woods are designed to house individuals whose income is at or below 60 percent of the median family income for the county or metropolitan area.
To obtain the current income eligibility levels for Luther Woods, please contact the housing manager.
Income from all sources must be verified as part of the initial certification process. All information acquired is kept confidential.
Lutheran Homes Society 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.