A new income-controlled apartment complex for seniors is nearing completion on Enid’s west end.

Tennyson Manor, a 54-apartment complex under construction at 1201 S. Wheatridge — about one mile west and one-quarter south of Walmart — already is signing lease contracts, and is expected to open by the end of September.

Rachel Hoffsommer, community business manager for Tennyson Manor, described the complex, being built and managed by Seldin Co., of Omaha, Neb., as an “active senior community.”

Residents at Tennyson Manor will be restricted to those 55 and older, and those who fall below 40-60% of the area median income, depending on household size — between $26,080 and $39,120 a year, depending on household size, according to area median income figures provided by Fannie Mae.

Hoffsommer said the combination of senior and income-restricted housing “meets two demographics in Enid that needed affordable housing.”

When completed, Tennyson Manor will be the first Seldin project in Garfield County, Hoffsommer said, but it will join a portfolio of 17,000 apartment units in seven states.

Apartments will have a brick exterior; carpeted bedrooms; synthetic plank flooring in living areas; fully-equipped kitchens, with fridge, range, microwave and dishwasher; in-kitchen dining; washer and dryer connections, but not machines; walk-in closets; and covered porches. The complex will feature a fitness center, picnic area, community building and on-site maintenance.

The complex will offer one- and two-bedroom units, ranging from $375 to $550 per month, and $415 to $650 per month, respectively. Handicap-accessible units are offered in both one- and two-bedroom layouts.

For more information on income-restricted renting in Oklahoma, renters’ assistance and HUD-subsidized housing, visit Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency at https://www.ok.gov/ohfa.

Updates on Tennyson Manor will be posted to the development’s Facebook page. For more information, call Rachel Hoffsommer at (580) 574-4985 or email rachel.hoffsommer@seldin.com.

Article by: James Neal – Enid News & Eagle
Photo by: Billy Hefton