Great quality of life for seniors

Thank you for your interest in residency at Allen Terrace.  Owned by the City of Northville, Allen Terrace is an apartment community for independent senior citizens. Allen Terrace is not available to provide living assistance services to residents and residents are solely responsible for providing for his/her own care at all times.

Allen Terrace requires no minimum or maximum income or assets. However, verification of age and, if applicable, preference verification is required at the time of application. Allen Terrace is a smoke free community. Please review the information below prior to completing your application.

    A)     All applicants/residents must be 62 years of age or older and age verification must be provided.

    B)     The following preference categories, listed in their preferential order, apply to all applicants and where applicable, residency                                   verification must be provided:

  • Current City of Northville resident (ranked according to most number of years/months)
  • Former City of Northville resident (ranked according to most number of years/months)
  • Parent or grandparent of current City of Northville resident
  • City of Northville employee, including parent or grandparent
  • Current Northville Township resident, including parent or grandparent
  • All Others

    C)     When an available unit is offered to the applicant, he/she must respond to said offer within 48 hours.

    D)     A non-refundable entry fee of five hundred dollars ($500.00) is due and collected within 24 hours of accepting                                                            an  available  unit. Such entry fee is not a security deposit; it is a non-refundable fee in connection with processing the application                         and preparing the Unit for occupancy.

    E)     A Security Deposit equal to one (1) month’s rent is collected at the time of Lease signing.

Please be sure to sign and date your application and to include all required documentation. If you should have any questions regarding your application, please contact the office at (248) 349-8030.

Applicants may request that their application be placed in the "will call" status. This reserves a place on the waiting list in the appropriate category but indicates that the applicant will contact the Housing Commission when he/she is ready to move to Allen Terrace.

It is the applicant's responsibility to keep the Housing Commission informed of address or phone number changes. Applicants are contacted on an annual basis to determine if they wish to remain on the wait list. If the applicant responds no or does not respond, they will be removed from the wait list. If it has been more than a year since you have been contacted by the Housing Commission about a wait list you are on, contact Allen Terrace to be sure you are still on the list.