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One block east of Lexington Avenue and West Seventh Street, 1085 Montreal overlooks the picturesque bluffs of the Mississippi River. Completed in 1970 and remodeled in 1997, the building has 185 one bedroom apartments and 18 floors. Special apartment features include:
-Handicapped accessible units
-Large storage closets
-Lots of kitchen cabinets
-Vent fans over the stove
-Bathroom cabinet for supplies
-On-site laundry facilities
-Fireplace and library in the community room
-Outdoor patio and flower garden
-Blood pressure checks (monthly)
-OIR - Officer in Residence
-Congregate Housing Services Program (CHSP) - for residents who need supportive services to continue independent living. CHSP offers frail elderly or disabled persons a noon and evening meal everyday, weekly assistance with housekeeping and service coordination.
-Accessible Space Program (ASI) - assists adults who are mobility impaired, brain injured or physically disabled to live independently.
The activities available at 1085 Montreal are organized by the residents. Currently the following opportunities are available:
-O.K. card program
-Postal van (weekly)
-Resident council meeting (monthly)
-Church services on site
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Since this property is owned and managed by a Public Housing Authority, all of the rents at this property are based on tenant incomes. Tenants will make a monthly contribution toward rent equal to 30% of their adjusted income. A housing authority may establish a minimum rent of up to $50.
Montreal Hi-Rise is managed by Saint Paul Public Housing Agency.