Housing for the Senior Citizens and Persons with Disabilities
The John T. Gross Towers
and Towers East
buildings on W. Allen Street between 13th and 14th streets are designated for residents age 62 or older or disabled individuals of any age (federal law designates physically disabled as "elderly" for the purposes of placing applicants in public housing).
In addition, the 700 Building
at Seventh and Union streets, Walnut Manor
at 15th and Walnut Streets and Central Park
on Wahneta near Hanover Avenue are also available for senior citizens and the disabled.
Cumberland Gardens on Cumberland Street in South Allentown and Little Lehigh on Lehigh Street at Martin Luther King Blvd offer 2- to 5-bedroom apartments for families.
For more detailed information on each site, please see the Individual Site pages. Applicants should review the individual housing sites and decide which offers the best option for their current lifestyle needs.
The Neighborhood Strategy Area includes 100 housing units distributed throughout the City of Allentown. These properties are available to families and senior citizens. The program includes one-, two- and three-bedroom sites at nine properties, including:
- 124 N. 4th St.
- 343 N. 6th St.
- 244 N. 6th St.
- 101 N. 7th St.
- 301-309 N. 7th St.
- 127-129 N. 7th St.
- 602-610 Chew St.
- 130 Hall St.
- 449 Turner St.