The WALIPP Senior Residence is a four-story structure offering independent living for adults age 55 and above, which opened in 2004, including a central elevator/atrium area. It provides 42 two-bedroom and 8 one-bedroom apartments. All amenities comply with the American Disabilities Act. It is located on a 1.88-acre site on Scott Street near Southmore, a major thoroughfare in Houston’s Third Ward community.
The resident population is African-American, and most relocated from single-family homes in the Third Ward. Occupancy in the WALIPP Senior Residence stays near 100%, including our oldest resident (100) and several persons who have lived here since the building opened in 2005.
The building contains 50 spacious apartments for active elders aged 55 and above. Two retail spaces on the first floor are also leased, providing barber and beauty salon services conveniently on the property.
The Third Ward is home for an increasing number of seniors who entered the community during the 1950s and 60s, when the original boundaries moved southward. These residents no longer need the homes in which they raised their families; however, they prefer to live in comfortable and affordable facilities in the neighborhood they know. WALIPP Senior Residences provide this option.
The WALIPP Senior Residence is more than an apartment building; it is a community of active elders who enjoy independent living among friends.
Our one-bedroom / one-bath, provides our residents with everything needed to create a private sanctuary, including extras like walk-in closets, ceiling fan, separate dining area and kitchens with modern appliances.
For residents who desire more space, our 910 square ft. two-bedroom / two-bath unit offers you the space you need to feel at ease. Some residents decorate their second room as a study, guest room or even closet!
With all of the features and amenities that come standard with any home at WALIPP Senior Residence, you will discover the elegance and spaciousness that meets all of your expectations.
One Bedroom Floor planTwo Bedroom Floor plan
Laundry Room – Activity Room – Lounge – Oven – Refrigerator – Range – Air conditioning – Hardwood floors – Garbage disposal – Dishwasher – Bedroom ceiling fans – Walk-In Closet (master bedroom) – Balcony (4th floor units) – Secured parking lot – On-premise Barber Shop and Beauty Salon
Apartments are rented using Market or Affordable Rates. The WALIPP Senior Residence maintains 51% or 26 apartments as Affordable under the City of Houston HOME program.
Market Rent for a One Bedroom / One Bathroom = $650 per month.
Market Rent for a Two Bedroom / Two Bathroom = $850 per month.
Utilities: Water is paid, tenant pays electricity
Common Spaces that can be used by all residents:
- laundry room with washers and dryers with cable TV
- Activity Room with cable TV
- Secured parking lot
Affordable rents may be available for select units.
WALIPP maintains a Blue Star property, one of only about 110 in the City of Houston. The Blue Star Multi-Housing Program is a proactive program designed to reduce the potential for crime and to raise awareness in apartment managers, owners and residents.
The awarding of a Blue Star designation means that the apartment community has successfully completed all three phases of the program and has met the minimum standards for certification. It is hoped that, over time, many apartment managers and prospective residents will recognize that the Blue Star Multi-Housing certification will promote a safer and cleaner community with a higher quality of life.
WALIPP is a secure facility with remote control access gates and electronic badge entry. We want our residents to feel safe and secure!