Affordable Housing (Jane Cizik Garden Place)
Jane Cizik Garden Place
1839 Jacquelyn, Houston, TX 77055
Contact: Pearl Fontenette at 713-328-1976
Jane Cizik Garden Place is a permanent supportive housing community offering women-centered services to those on a modest income who want to live in a sober community. When you apply to become a tenant, you will be given details about your eligibility to live in the complex. The following information is a brief overview only:
- The complex is for families with limited overnight guest privileges. One or two persons per bedroom only.
- You will be expected to abide by rules related to living in a sober community.
- Your monthly income which includes rental vouchers must be two times the rent which starts at $535, and your annual income must not exceed $37,450.
- The application fee is $25 and the deposit is $250.
- You will sign a one year lease.
- You must be a US citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
- You must not have a felony related to violence, a conviction for a sexual offense or an active criminal case
- You must not have a history of evictions due to problematic behavior that jeopardizes the health, safety and the right to the other tenants to live in a peaceful environment.
Units for Those with Chronically Homeless Status
The complex has designated 10 furnished one-bedroom apartments for individuals who meet the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) definition of chronically homeless. To be eligible, an applicant must:
- Meet HUD’s definition of chronically homeless (explained below).
- An applicant must be able to live independently and sign a one year lease.
- An applicant must be committed to abiding by the community rules related to sobriety and single occupancy.
- An applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- An applicant must not have a felony related to violence, a conviction for a sexual offense or an active criminal case.
HUD definition of Chronic Homelessness:
- Person must have a disabling condition
- Person must have been homeless for a year or more or had four (4) episodes of homelessness in the past three (3) years.
- HUD defines a “homeless person as someone who is living in a place not meant for human habitation (streets, car) or in a homeless emergency shelter.
- A third party certification which includes dates and locations of homelessness is required form an emergency shelter, homeless outreach worker or any other health or human services worker.