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Hilltop Residence

Hilltop Residence is a 36-unit apartment building, offering independent living with an array of optional services for low-income persons 62 years or older. Rental subsidies are available through the Department of Housing and Urban Development section 8 Housing Assistant Program.

Tenants at Hilltop enjoy a comfortable, clean environment, full social program, and a warm and caring atmosphere.

Hilltop Residence is designed as part of the older adult housing and service continuum on the Madison Lutheran Home campus.

Hilltop Residence offers an attractive and secure environment for its residents, combining the privacy and independence of personal apartments with the peace of mind that comes with in-house and on-campus services. Services offered include: nursing visits; medication management; dietary management; assistance with light dressing, grooming, medication reminders, and breakfast; bathing; housekeeping and laundry; medical transportation and shopping management; exercise program and activities; plus additional cares available from a menu of services. These services are available at rates separate from the apartment rental; however, tenants may qualify for county assistance to pay the additional charges.

A place of Caring, Sharing, and Convenient Living!

Attractive Conveniences

  • One-bedroom apartments with wall-to-wall carpeting in the living room and bedroom, personal bath, and full kitchen
  • 500+ square feet of living space with generous closets and storage pantry
  • Electric kitchen appliances, hot water heat, and air conditioner sleeve (tenants provide own AC unit)
  • On-site staff
  • 24-hour emergency response system located in the bathroom and the bedroom
  • Private parking lot with designated spots (no garage)
  • Patio and picnic areas in a spacious courtyard
  • Coin-operated laundry room (laundry services available)
  • Bus service to downtown and other in-town areas available
  • Conveniently connected to the clinic, nursing home, hospital, and chapel, where services from various denominations are held weekly
  • Access to supportive home care services provided by Madison Hospital Home Health
  • Exercise and game area/recreational equipment
  • Free delivery from grocery and drug stores
  • Cable TV access (small monthly fee)
  • Housing with Services package, including dinner and supper meals, available

Rental Information

  • Tenants must be 62 years or older.
  • To be eligible for a housing subsidy, applicants must have an annual income at or below the income limits set by the government and adjusted annually (call for specifics).
  • Hilltop Residence gives preference to applicants with annual incomes at or below 30% of the Area Median (call for specifics).
  • Monthly rent is determined by an applicant’s Annual Adjusted Income. Rent will be no more than 30% of monthly income minus medical expenses.
  • Rent includes heat, water, sewer, and garbage. Tenants pay their own electric bill, metered by the City of Madison. However, a Utility Allowance is deducted from every tenant’s rental rate to offset the electric bill. Tenants are responsible for their own telephone and may purchase cable services from Madison Lutheran Home for $15 per month.
  • Persons not qualifying for a rental subsidy may be accepted for an apartment at market rate. Limited availability.

Rent Calculations

Income: Gross Earnings (before deductions)

Income may include, but is not limited to, Social Security, SSI, pensions, veteran’s benefits, Minnesota Supplemental Assistance (MSA), annuities, cash rent, and employment income.

Assets: Interest earned on assets OR total value of all assets X 2% (whichever is greater)

Assets may include, but are not limited to, checking accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit (excluding verifiable burial funds), money market accounts, stocks, bonds, trusts, land, or other physical property.

Medical Deductions: Out-of-pocket medical expenses not covered by Medicare or insurance

This figure is not calculated on a dollar-for-dollar basis. A portion of these expenses are deducted from income based on a formula set by HUD. Medical deductions may include, but are not limited to, Medicare premiums, supplemental health insurance premiums, prescriptions, medical care (including clinic, hospital, nursing home, and certain assistive services), eye and dental care.

This information is provided by Hilltop Residence to help in the decision-making process as you consider making a move. Kelly Halvorson, Housing Manager, will visit with you one-on-one to determine your rent, based on verified income, assets, and expenses, and applying specific rules and regulations governing the Section 8 Housing Assistance Program. If you have any questions regarding our application process, please feel free to contact Kelly Halvorson at (320) 598-3129 or (320) 598-7536.

For information on the available assistive services, contact Sherry Deyo, Home Health Director, at 320-598-7556.

Friendly people at Hilltop Residence, a place you call home.

Professionally Managed by: Madison Lutheran Home 900 Second Ave. Madison, MN 56256

(320) 598-7536

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