Featured Property: Franciscan Heights

Franciscan Heights Cottage


How does someone qualify to become a resident?

The Franciscan Heights Senior Community is unique in that we have three different opportunities for you to apply for your new home! We offer Market Rate two-bedroom cottages and two-bedroom apartments; we also have affordable two-bedroom cottages, as well as two- and one-bedroom apartments. All three unit types require the applicant(s) to be age-eligible, income-eligible as well as other criteria. Please follow the link which will take you to our website and review our Tenant Selection Plan which clearly outlines these specifics https://depaulhousing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/FHSC_Application.pdf

Please note we are transitioning to a fully Smoke-Free Campus and this means your new home will be Smoke-Free! We also love our furry friends and welcome small pets. The full details related to pets may be found here: https://depaulhousing.com/wpcontent/uploads/2020/01/PetPolicy.pdf

What measures are being taken at Franciscan Heights to keep residents safe during the pandemic?

Our communities are cleaned and high touch areas are sanitized following CDC guidelines. Social distancing is adhered to along with the required use of face masks and currently, the elimination of indoor gatherings. During these challenging times, our residents and team members have worked hard to collaborate and support measures that encourage a healthy environment. While we are missing our in-person interactions, we utilize technology and other ways to regularly interact. Franciscan Heights Senior Community is staffed with dedicated team members who are on-site during the business week and provide after-hours emergency maintenance coverage. The 59-unit apartment building is accessed via an intercom entry system that rings into your apartment home.

What makes Franciscan Heights unique?

Franciscan Heights CottagesOur community is located on a beautiful, tree-lined campus. This community is highly walkable and beautifully maintained with mature plantings and gorgeous flowers that are oh so inviting! Every season at Franciscan Heights Senior Community lets you enjoy the best of spring, summer, fall, and winter as we take care of the landscaping and snow removal! This location offers close shopping and dining, a quick trip and you are at almost any destination you desire! Did we mention the CDTA bus is on campus daily and allows you to get where you want to go without having to worry about driving? We know that you have many choices when it comes to selecting your next home, we strive to exceed your expectations! Franciscan Heights Senior Community is managed by DePaul Housing Management which has developed, constructed, and operated high-quality senior housing sponsored by the Diocese of Albany for over forty years! Franciscan Heights as part of the DePaul Housing Management network of fifteen senior housing communities located in five counties is mission-based and has experience in the senior housing industry, with a focus on our applicants and residents.

What are the most popular amenities?

Franciscan Heights Cottage LibraryThere are so many amenities! Parking and lots of it! In the 59 unit apartment building, there are two coin-operated laundry rooms, indoor mailboxes, two community spaces (currently closed to due COVID-19) a beautiful library with a fireplace, and a large gathering space with a full kitchen. So many outdoor spaces benches, patios, and garden beds. The apartment building includes the Rental Office. We have visitor parking near the front door. The doors are opened via the intercom system. There is always a spot to enjoy the paper or read a book. The community spaces are fully furnished and accessible. Each cottage has a garage, driveway, and porch! Your mail is delivered to your door at your cottage! Inside each cottage, you will find two bedrooms, two bathrooms, washer/dryer, and a dishwasher. Have a maintenance issue? No problem, our team is ready to respond! Please visit our website to enjoy a virtual tour and see photos!

What is the best part about managing Franciscan Heights? 

The opportunities to meet so many interesting people and hear their unique stories and life experiences! It is truly the people to make a house a home and our residents are no exception. This community welcomes and cares for each other and those in need. If you are interested, there are volunteer opportunities and many initiatives that are resident-led which help local non-profits. We look forward to the future when we are able to gather with each other and socialize once again! We feel truly honored to be part of this community.

Who do residents like best about our location?

Their apartment or cottage is located on a campus where they enjoy many activities and meet new friends. The setting, convenience of this location, and the ability to get where you want to go and know your trip brings you back to your beautiful home are most popular. Our residents know that they are not only renting an apartment or cottage but, they are part of a special, caring community.