Learn About Eligibility for SHAG Senior Living

Get more out of life with affordable senior living in a SHAG community. Without budget worries you have the freedom to focus on the things you want to do, the things that make you happy. It’s our goal to help you do just that with income and age restrictions, by community, that help keep rent sustainable. And no large down payment is required, unlike many retirement communities.

  • SHAG provides apartment homes for income qualified seniors. The age and income restrictions, including minimum and maximum income, apply, and vary by community. The following is an example, however for specifics on each community, visit Communities.

    You can qualify for a SHAG community in 3 steps, which must be met before the approval process can begin:

    1. Age verification

    1. All members of the household must be age 55 and at least one member must be age 61 or older by the end of the current year, or disabled. However, specific age restrictions vary by community. Please visit the SHAG community that you are interested in or call for details.
    2. Each household member must provide documentation establishing their eligibility including, but not limited to, a government issued identification card.


    2. Resident Screening Application

    Each household member must have their age verified prior to completing an application. The application includes a credit, criminal, and landlord reference check. Please note that a screening fee of $40 per person, and deposit, will be due at the time of the application.

    3. Resident Eligibility Application (REA)

    Resident screening to determine eligibility will be required for rent restricted units. The REA is completed to ensure that the total household income does not exceed the maximum allowable gross income or fall below the minimum gross income for household size.

    All sources and amounts of current and anticipated annual gross income expected to be derived during the twelve months after move-in must be collected, verified and reviewed by our Compliance Department to verify eligibility with the program.

    Click here to print a check list with the most commonly required documents.


    SHAG communities with both age and income restrictions

  • SHAG provides apartment homes for seniors of all incomes.

    You can qualify for a SHAG community in 3 steps, which must be met before the approval process can begin:

    1. Age verification

    All members of the household must be age 55 and at least one member must be age 61 or older by the end of the current year, or disabled.

    Each household member must provide documentation establishing their eligibility including, but not limited to, a government issued identification card.


    2. Resident Screening Application

    Each household member must have their age verified prior to completing an application. The application includes a credit, criminal and landlord reference check. Please note that a screening fee of $40 per person, and deposit, will be due at the time of the application.


    3. Minimum requirement:
    You must bring proof that you make 2-times the rent through any combination of your pay check stub, social security statement and pension/annuity/retirement statements.


    SHAG communities for seniors of all incomes

    Lynnwood City Center Senior Living

    Mountlake Senior Living

    Victoria Park