The Pioneer Apartments are a HUD Section 8 housing project for the elderly and handicapped. The head of household must be 62 years of age and there is a maximum income limit. Rent is 30% of adjusted income and includes heat, lights, trash, water and sewer. Cable TV service is available. All 20 apartments are one bedroom and average 620 sq. feet. There are ten garage units available for rent.
Services such as housekeeping, meals on wheels, etc. can be arranged though Polk County Aging and Disability Resource Center and are based on income and need. The Pioneer Apartments is a secure building equipped with a call system that will notify others in the building when assistance is needed.
Tenants of the Pioneer Apartments are invited to attend any of the United Pioneer nursing home functions. The nursing home does not provide nursing services to the apartments.