FAST FACTS & FAQs

Fast Facts

How do I get started and see if I qualify for The Residences at Kenilworth Park?

Let’s see if you are likely to qualify. There are three basic eligibility requirements that a person must meet: age, the need for our personal care services and low to moderate incomes. Even if you currently live in a rehab or nursing home now, you may still qualify.

  1. You must be at least 60 years old.
  2. You must need and want help with at least two of the assisted living services we offer at The Residences at Kenilworth Park.They include activities of daily living, or ADLs, which could be bathing, dressing, eating, help with your medication, toileting or transferring. This will be determined by your doctor and then through an assessment process.
  3. The Residences at Kenilworth Park was proudly built specifically for seniors with somewhat low or very low incometo create the first affordable option for senior care in Ward 7 through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program.
    • If your total income is below $30,276 per year and if you do not have countable assets of more than $4,000, you maybe able to get help from DC Medicaid through a program called the Elderly and Persons with Physical Disabilities Waiver (EPD Waiver). Once enrolled in the Waiver, Medicaid will cover the monthly fees for the cost of services, andyou will pay for your room and board. Generally, most people with only social security as income will haveenough money to pay for their room and board if they qualified for EPD.
    • Those with higher incomes, even if they own a home or have assets, may still qualify for a discount if they meet the other criteria, as we offer discounts through our TaxCredit status. We can help you figure out of you qualify.

If you feel you may qualify, contact us here and we will help you with the process.

How do I get started and see if I qualify for The Residences at Kenilworth Park?

The Residences at Kenilworth Park is an affordable Assisted Living Community that has been beautifully designed to serve the needs of District seniors aged 60 years of age or older with low to moderate income. This 85 million, five story building will be state of the art with private apartments and spacious common areas. We will proudly provide high quality housing, health care, personal assistance, delicious meals, and other services to low – and moderate-income elderly District residents. Our goal is to promote friendships and bonds within the new community while making opportunities for employment. The Residences is a safe, homelike senior living community with supportive care services and array of attractive amenities. As an assisted living community, we provide support for Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). ADLs include help with activities such as dressing, bathing, personal hygiene, and medication management. Residents at The Residences will be able to enjoy their retirement years with like-minded seniors and round the clock staff to provide a high level of peace of mind. Residents can focus on their interests and hobbies while we take care of upkeep and maintenance of the community. Light housekeeping, laundry, chef-inspired meals, social events and life enrichment activities are also included at no extra charge. Our residents will enjoy multiple options for on-site dining, will have weekly housekeeping, daily recreational activities and coordination of health/wellness services.

How much is it?

That depends on many things, which is why we do the financial qualifications test first. For example, if you are very low income, meaning you have no other income, and no significant assets such as a home or savings account with more than a few hundred dollars, you may qualify under the EPD waiver program to pay only your social security less $100 for your personal expenses. Others will pay more based on their means. In any case, it will always be less than non-subsidized assisted living communities in the district.

When can I move in?

As soon as we qualify you, and we are officially open (expected to be January 2023) you may move in, until we have no more space, and then we would put you on a wait list for the next available apartment. We don’t think the need for a wait list will happen for at least a year.

What kind of care services do you offer?

Besides preparing your meals three times a day, all week, we offer lots of activities and entertainment options. We offer personal care for services such as bathing, dressing, ambulating, etc. We also offer our medication management program where we remind you when to take your prescribed medications. We also will clean your apartment, do your linens once a week, and take you to your doctor’s appointments.

What other amenities do you offer?

We have an arts and crafts room where we offer free lessons, we have a lending library, and we offer free transportation for shopping and group trips.

What kind of diets can you accommodate?

We can accommodate gluten free, low salt, vegetarian, and diabetic diets. If you have other needs, just ask and we will see if we can accommodate you.

What is your visitation policy?

This is your home, and visitors are allowed when you choose to have them, as long as they do not interfere with others enjoyment of their homes, and as long as they sign in at the front desk. Other restrictions apply.

How long will the entire move in process take?

That’s hard to say as it will depend on each person and how soon they can complete the application, get their assessment, done get approved, and then schedule a time to sign the lease and move in. We encourage you to plan ahead and let us know if there is an urgent need.

Who should I contact?

You can call us at our main number of 202-780-8000, and one of our qualified staff members will get you started. If you prefer, you may also email us at kenilworthpark@hallkeen.com

Will you help me move from my home to the community?

You will need to have help to get your belongings to our community, but once there we can help you hang pictures, throw away boxes, etc. If you have no one to help, let us know and we will see what arrangements we can help you with.

How do I secure an apartment today?

We are not securing apartments quite yet, but we are accepting applications, and when it gets closer to opening time, January 2023, we will contact you and continue with the application process right up to the point where we can help you choose an apartment. The reason we cannot do this part too far in advance is that each person’s health and or financial situation can change, and we need to have that status correct just before you move in.

How do I get the application back to you?

Please mail it to PO Box 64048 Washington DC 20029.

How will you keep me updated?

We will call or email you, depending on what you have told us is the best way to reach you.

Can I live here forever/when would I need to move out?

Many residents will indeed make this their last home. Some will need hospice care at the end, which we will arrange for. Others may need to go to a long-term care facility or hospital due to serious health complications. Traditionally, this is not the case, however.

Will you help me fill out all the applications?

Yes, we can assist you with that, after you have gathered the information you need, just ask!

How do I get started and see if I qualify for The Residences at Kenilworth Park?

Let’s see if you are likely to qualify. There are three basic eligibility requirements that a person must meet: age, the need for our personal care services and low to moderate incomes. Even if you currently live in a rehab or nursing home now, you may still qualify.

  1. You must be at least 60 years old.
  2. You must need and want help with at least two of the assisted living services we offer at The Residences at Kenilworth Park.They include activities of daily living, or ADLs, which could be bathing, dressing, eating, help with your medication, toileting or transferring. This will be determined by your doctor and then through an assessment process.
  3. The Residences at Kenilworth Park was proudly built specifically for seniors with somewhat low or very low incometo create the first affordable option for senior care in Ward 7 through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program.
    • If your total income is below $30,276 per year and if you do not have countable assets of more than $4,000, you maybe able to get help from DC Medicaid through a program called the Elderly and Persons with Physical Disabilities Waiver (EPD Waiver). Once enrolled in the Waiver, Medicaid will cover the monthly fees for the cost of services, andyou will pay for your room and board. Generally, most people with only social security as income will haveenough money to pay for their room and board if they qualified for EPD.
    • Those with higher incomes, even if they own a home or have assets, may still qualify for a discount if they meet the other criteria, as we offer discounts through our TaxCredit status. We can help you figure out of you qualify.

If you feel you may qualify, contact us here and we will help you with the process.

What is The Residences at Kenilworth Park?

The Residences at Kenilworth Park is an affordable Assisted Living Community that has been beautifully designed to serve the needs of District seniors aged 60 years of age or older with low to moderate income. This 85 million, five story building will be state of the art with private apartments and spacious common areas. We will proudly provide high quality housing, health care, personal assistance, delicious meals, and other services to low – and moderate-income elderly District residents. Our goal is to promote friendships and bonds within the new community while making opportunities for employment. The Residences is a safe, homelike senior living community with supportive care services and array of attractive amenities. As an assisted living community, we provide support for Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). ADLs include help with activities such as dressing, bathing, personal hygiene, and medication management. Residents at The Residences will be able to enjoy their retirement years with like-minded seniors and round the clock staff to provide a high level of peace of mind. Residents can focus on their interests and hobbies while we take care of upkeep and maintenance of the community. Light housekeeping, laundry, chef-inspired meals, social events and life enrichment activities are also included at no extra charge. Our residents will enjoy multiple options for on-site dining, will have weekly housekeeping, daily recreational activities and coordination of health/wellness services.

Where is the community located?

The Residences at Kenilworth Park is conveniently located at 1650 Kenilworth Avenue NE. Our location is in the Anacostia Park neighborhood of Ward 7 in Washington D.C., close to the acclaimed Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens. Seniors living in our community will be within walking distance of public bus transportation with connections to the Metro system.

In addition, Four churches are within 0.3 miles of the site: Bethel Commandment, Spirit of Peace Baptist Church, Hosanna Worship Church-Christ and Fellowship Haven Church

  • Convenience shopping and banking are approximately one mile from the site
  • Fire and police stations are less than two miles from the site: Metropolitan Police and Washington D.C. Fire and EMS
  • Elaine Ellis Center of Health is less than one mile from the site to the southeast
  • Deanwood Neighborhood Library is located less than one mile from the site
  • UM Prince Georges Hospital Center is located 1.8 miles north of the site

How big is the community? How many apartments and how big are they?

The Residences will include 157 studio and one-bedroom apartments as well as many spacious common spaces. Areas for relaxing and socializing include a restaurant-style dining area, bistro, life enrichment center, beauty salon/barber, and more. The community has a total of 132,000 square feet (SF). Studios range from 360-410 SF; one-bedrooms range from 450-520 SF.

Will I have to share my apartment/studio with anyone else?

No. We are pleased to tell you that you will have your own private apartment and bathroom. Of course, couples may choose to share an apartment as long as both individuals meet the program’s tax income limits.

Does each apartment have its own kitchen?

Yes, each apartment has its own kitchenette and private bathroom. There is a large restaurant-style dining room and commercial kitchen in the community where we provide 3 meals a day, plus snacks, but you may want to enjoy breakfast or snacks in your own apartment. The choice is yours.

Does the community have an elevator?

Yes, the community has elevators and will be fully accessible for individuals who use walkers, wheelchairs or other assistive devices.

How will residents access transportation?

Our residents are free to continue to access public transportation to interact with the community, and in addition we will provide free transportation using our own bus, for medical appointments and scheduled shopping or recreational opportunities. We also have our own handicapped accessible van for scheduled trips. The residents will have direct access to several metro bus lines directly in front of the community. Our staff will assist in setting up and securing transportation for medical appointments. We will also help in coordinating transportation through programs such as those offered by DC Medicaid and the DC Office on Aging and Community Living, as available.

Will there be security?

Yes. The community will be staffed 24/7 and will have integrated video surveillance.

When will The Residences open and begin accepting residents?

Construction is scheduled to be completed in January 2023. We expect the community to begin accepting residents in late 2022. We will start accepting applications, which is the first step in applying for residency, on February 1, 2022. Applications will be available at our sales office which is located at the Marshall Heights Community Development Building, which is in East River Park, 3039 Benning Rd, NE, Washington, DC 20019, or you may request one by calling 202-780-8000 or emailing us at kenilworthpark@hallkeen.com

Who is eligible to live at The Residences at Kenilworth Place?

There are three (3) eligibility requirements that a person must meet: age, need for assisted living services and income.

First, a person must be of age 60 years or older. Most of our residents are in their 80’s.

Second, a person must need the assisted living care services offered at The Residences at Kenilworth Park. Care services include activities of daily living, or ADLs, which could be bathing, dressing, eating, toileting and/or transferring. This is often someone who might need to go to a nursing home if they did not have help. This will be determined by your doctor and then through an assessment process. There are only occasional exceptions to this rule, for example a spouse who does not need care but wants to stay with their spouse may be accepted under certain circumstances.

Third, The Residences was built for low and moderate income as an affordable option for senior care through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program. If you are of low or moderate means, we invite you to call us to see if you qualify. There is no obligation to go forward if you qualify- and even if you are not ready yet, you will have peace of mind knowing if this is an option for you or a loved one.

What is the full range of services The Residences will provide?

At The Residences, we will provide you with everything you need to enjoy your retirement years without worries of maintenance or upkeep of your home. You will live in a beautifully designed assisted living apartment; you will be free to bring your own furnishings from home or we can provide some basic furnishings for you. You will receive support services tailored to your needs. We provide 3 meals a day, plus snacks, weekly light housekeeping, laundry and social opportunities to meet with friends and enjoy life. Additional services and amenities include:

  • Around the clock staffing
  • Assistance with personal care
  • Assistance with medication management and administration
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Beauty salon/barbershop
  • Exercse classes Game/Movie nights
  • Local Outings
  • Weekly Light Houekeeping
  • In-house physial therapy/rehab
  • In-houe religious services
  • Library
  • Sundry Shop
  • Low sugar/salt meal options
  • Prking on premises
  • Personal launry service
  • Private dining rom for family gtherings
  • Reular wellness checks
  • Residnt clubs and committees
  • Scheduled local transportatin
  • Beautiful outdoor sitting area
  • Maintenance of community and grounds

Who operates The Residences at Kenilworth Park?

The community is operated by HallBridge Partners, and developed by DC based Gragg Cardona Partners.

How much will it cost to live at The Residences?

There are two general factors that impact the cost of living at The Residences: Financial eligibility and size of apartment. Because The Residences is an affordable assisted living, we work with you to find resources that may be available to you if you do not have enough resources. Utilizing sources like the Elderly and Persons with Physical Disabilities Waiver (EPD Waiver), or Veteran’s Benefits, we will help determine your monthly fee. The best way to understand your cost is to call us at 202-780-8000.

What if I cannot afford to pay the monthly fees?

If your income is below $28,584 per year (as of 2021, subject to change) and if you do not have countable assets of more than $4,000, you may be able to get help from DC Medicaid through a program called the Elderly and Persons with Physical Disabilities Waiver (EPD Waiver). To be eligible for the EPD Waiver, you must meet a nursing home level of care as determined by a face-to-face assessment. This assessment is done by DC Medicaid’s contractor, Liberty Health, when you apply for the EPD Waiver. It is separate from the assessments that the staff of The Residences conduct. Once enrolled in the EPD Waiver, Medicaid will cover the monthly fees for the cost of services, but you still must pay for your room and board, which is typically less than your monthly social security check. Depending on your income, you may also have to make a contribution to the cost of your services. If your income is very low, ($9,528 or less in 2021) you may also be eligible for a Supplemental Payment to help pay for the cost of room and board. If you have additional questions or would like to learn more about The Residences at Kenilworth Park, please call us at 202-780-8000 or email us a kenilworthpark@hallkeen.com, and we will be glad to assist you with the process of qualifying. Helping seniors is our commitment and our pleasure!