The Arc Jacksonville Village – It’s all about choice!
The Arc Jacksonville Village is an affordable, innovative, apartment-style independent living option for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Residents sign their own leases (some may require a guarantor), determine the type and level of independent living/employment services, define their own lifestyle and make their own decisions. The Arc Jacksonville Village facilitates and supports the pursuit of all persons to have options for integration and inclusion in the greater community and to be in charge of their life.
The Arc Jacksonville Village offers a safe community where the expectation is for residents to create a life outside of the community grounds and provided services and activities. The Arc Jacksonville Village is not designed to provide 24/7 supervision and/or care, control friendships and relationships, dictate lifestyle decision-making or restrict eating and wellness habits.
Living at The Arc Jacksonville Village
The Arc Jacksonville Village is currently at capacity.
If you would like be considered for future openings, complete a Potential Resident Interest Survey. Please ensure you have enough time to complete the survey, as it is 38 questions. Once submitted, you will be placed on the Interest List. You will be contacted by Village staff to come in for an interview once the Wait List re-opens for new candidates. Please submit any follow up inquiries, or requests for a tour, via email to email@example.com.
The Arc Jacksonville Village Housing Eligibility:
- At least 18 years of age
- Background screening
- Annual combined income, which includes benefits, earned income and investment income cannot exceed $29,400
- Monthly resources sufficient to pay rent, utilities, food, independent living expenses, etc.
- Have a co-signer on lease if determined combined benefits and earned income are less than $1,100 per month
- Does not engage in illegal drug use or criminal behaviors
The Arc Jacksonville Village Criteria:
- Identified sources of payment for expanded services and supports (i.e. Agency for Persons with Disabilities, Medicaid Waiver, Vocational Rehabilitation or private pay)
- Participate in assessment to determine level of supports needed
- Able to live independently in an apartment setting without significant staff supervision and assistance
- Aware of basic safety issues and capable of seeking help
- Socially compatible – ability to engage in Village and community activities with acceptable behavior
- Motivated to participate in community employment, volunteerism or community programs
- Confident in making decisions and expressing preferences, including the choice of an apartment-mate
- Handy at keeping living quarters orderly, preparing simple meals and maintaining personal grooming
Residents will choose a one-bedroom, one-bath apartment or share a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment. Each resident will be responsible for furnishing and decorating their home as they like within the lease guidelines.
Of the units, 25% are completely ADA compliant. The remaining units are wheelchair accessible. Two apartments are occupied by staff available for assistance and emergencies during evening and night hours.
The Arc Jacksonville Village features a community center with a great room, game and fitness rooms, theater, activity and meeting rooms, computer lab, mailboxes and a dining hall. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available through the community center and pool area. Additionally, a swimming pool, picnic area and recreational amenities are on site for residents to enjoy. The community center was built according to hurricane evacuation standards for resident use during a weather emergency.
The Arc Jacksonville Village is currently at capacity. Applications are being accepted to be placed on the waitlist. Two-bedroom units, to be shared with a roommate are more readily available. As apartments become available, eligible residents will be contacted.
Monthly support services are required for each individual living at The Arc Jacksonville Village. Support services are NOT included in rent and are an additional cost. Support services can be paid by Medicaid Waiver for eligible residents or through private pay. Individuals who are participating in the Medicaid Waiver program through APD will consult with their Support Coordinator on their selection of service providers. Individuals paying privately will coordinate their services through The Arc Jacksonville. Section 8 Housing Vouchers are accepted and can subsidize rent.View a list of support coordinators in the Jacksonville area.
Each apartment bedroom will be rented under a legal agreement (lease) by the individual receiving services and/or guardian co-signer, and the individual has, at minimum, the same responsibilities and protections from eviction that tenants have under the landlord laws of Florida. Nonpayment for rent and/or utilities, criminal behavior and/or arrests, uninhabitable living environment and violating the terms of the lease may result in eviction. For residents with Medwaiver or CDC+ funding for services, documentation will be needed to confirm that services are in place.
Upon moving in, each resident will participate in service coordination. A support plan/APD service agreement is required and will accompany each individual’s lease. The cost associated with this plan is in addition to rent. Service agreements are a required component of the lease.
All residents will go through an extensive training on the rules and regulations of The Arc Jacksonville Village, apartment appliances and features, how to access on-site amenities and trainings on various aspects of independent living, such as safety, transportation, emergency response and more.
Each apartment bedroom will be rented under a legal agreement (lease) by the individual receiving services and/or guardian co-signer, and the individual has, at minimum, the same responsibilities and protections from eviction that tenants have under the landlord laws of Florida. Nonpayment for rent and/or utilities, criminal behavior and/or arrests, uninhabitable living environment and violating the terms of the lease may result in eviction.
For residents with funding for services, documentation from the individual’s support coordinator will be needed to confirm that services are in place & remain current.