Public Housing

Public Housing for the Elderly and Disabled

Public Housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income elderly and persons with disabilities.  Cumberland Manor, built in 1969 has a total of 176 units for elderly and disabled individuals.

Cumberland Manor amenities:  Laundry room, Emergency Alert System, On site Maintenance, Keyless Door Entry, No smoking building, Resident association, Community room, Computer room, Pet Friendly (with restrictions), 24 hour interior and exterior security cameras, Resident gardening boxes- designed for easy working with no kneeling or bending required.

Resident Services at Cumberland Manor

The Resident Service Coordinator (RSC) plays a critical role to support HUD assisted housing as a platform for financial security, physical security, social connections and the delivery of long-term community based supportive services, especially for vulnerable populations such as the elderly.  The role is defined as providing information and referrals and assisting residents to access the services that can help them remain independent and age in place.

The RSC seeks to establish and sustain strong coordination that help residents to identify and effectively manage their preventative health and social service needs.  The RSC also creates and sustains partnerships with community based supportive service providers, hospitals, health agencies service providers and other community stakeholders.

The RSC is primarily involved with the following types of activities:

Provide case management, information, and referral services Educate residents on available services and benefits and on tenancy issues
Establish linkages with community agencies Advocate for residents
Monitor provision of service Set up volunteer programs
Work with resident organizations Help residents set up informal support networks

Effective April 4, 2024 Cumberland Housing will open the public housing waitlist for 62 and older applicants only.

Applications are available at One Mendon Rd. or click box below   Questions? Call 401-724-8590