Plea to City Council to keep age restriction at 62

Dear Editor,
I live in an apartment at Village Green, a senior housing
community of rented apartments and purchased homes. The qualifying
age is 62. I pay $1,139 for 600 square feet of space.
Dear Editor,

I live in an apartment at Village Green, a senior housing community of rented apartments and purchased homes. The qualifying age is 62. I pay $1,139 for 600 square feet of space.

The owners/investors went to the city council with a “vision” of an “affordable senior housing project,” they proposed their plans to the city targeting that segment of the market and society.

By taking on that “admirable project” they were given approval to build Village Green, they were also compensated with very very low interest rates and a very, very hefty tax break.

To lower the age qualifier to 55 taps into a higher income earning market that seniors who are 62 simply cannot compete with. Most of us who are 62 and older live on Social Security, pensions, investments – our incomes are fixed.

I am requesting that the City Council not lower the age to 55, but let the rental market place settle this matter.

Judith King, Gilroy

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