WARREN, NJ - Cooperative Housing Corporation (CHC), based in Somerville, has housing units available for low- to moderate-income senior citizens in Somerset County, with homes available in Bridgewater and Warren, among other locations.

CHC homes include private spacious rooms in single-level ranch homes for singles and couples, and fees are based on individual income and assets.

“The rapidly rising cost of supportive housing and long-term care for seniors puts a tremendous burden on both senior citizens and their families,” Angelo DiOrio, executive director of CHC, said in a release. “CHC is pleased to offer a services-based solution with available units that provide beautiful and affordable places to live, based on an individual’s ability to pay.”

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According to the release, long term housing often begins before the need for assisted living or nursing homes. Sometimes, the release said, what is needed is just a housing arrangement with supportive services.

CHC, the release said, offers two types of housing for seniors ages 62 and older and with income of less than $58,600. There is independent living for those who can manage their own needs, and supportive housing for those who need some assistance in daily living.

Fees, the release said, never exceed 40 percent of income, and services are paid for on a sliding scale based on individual income and assets.

Through CHC housing, residents have their own private suite with bedroom and full bathroom, then share common areas that include living room, dining room, porch, den, spa and hobby room.

“I enjoy living here because I have my own room and the company of my housemates at the same time,” said Bridgewater resident Don Sayre, 83, in the release. “I love having my own bathroom.”

For more information about CHC, a non-profit corporation based out of Somerset County, visit www.CHChousing.org or call 908-526-8130.