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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.

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Living at The Arc Jacksonville Village

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.

If you would like to apply, please review the information below and then complete The Arc Jacksonville Village Interest Questionnaire. Once fully completed and submitted, a needs assessment interview will be scheduled to determine eligibility. If deemed eligible, you will be notified to complete the resident application. If you are unsure if you have previously completed this questionnaire, please email thevillage@arcjacksonville.org.

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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 $27,300
  • 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
The Arc Jacksonville Village is comprised of 97 affordable one- and two-bedroom rental apartments with wide porches, individual bedrooms and bathrooms, kitchen/dining areas as well as a washer/dryer, energy-efficient appliances and emergency and fire suppression systems. 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, mailboxes, 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.
Those deemed eligible will be contacted to submit an application for future residency. Rental applications are managed by Royal American Management, the property management company contracted by The Arc Jacksonville Village LTD to oversee apartment operations, including, but not limited to, apartment leasing, maintenance, and low income eligibility. 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.
Rent, utilities, food and personal expenses are estimated to cost $900-$1,300 per month based on type of residential unit chosen. Utilities, food and personal expenses vary based on the resident’s personal spending habits, and are the responsibility of each resident. 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.
The Arc Jacksonville Village, and its residents, must abide by the rules and regulations set forth by low-income housing standards, their service agreement, their lease and all federal, state, and local laws.  Residents will be expected to follow the guidelines established for visitation, sanitation and safety. Noise ordinances must be followed and illegal drug use, criminal behavior and public intoxication will not be allowed. Additionally, pets, with the exception of service animals, will not be allowed. 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.