First Ward Apartments for Seniors

1301 South Davis Ave, Elkins, WV

First Ward Senior Living Building, Elkins, WV

The historic First Ward School Apartments is a low-income senior community apartment complex.This community is located in the beautifully converted First Ward School near downtown Elkins. The building has been renovated with many modern conveniences, including:

  • Ground Floor Accessible Entrance
  • Elevator
  • Onsite laundry facility
  • Off street parking
  • Central air/heat
  • Controlled access entries

Each apartment is equipped with a range, refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave. Though we have a common onsite laundry facility, laundry hookups are also available for each unit. Pets are permitted; limited to one animal per apartment, weighing 30 pounds or less. All apartments are non-smoking.

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Built for Senior Living

Our spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments are available to residents 55 years and older who meet specifc income standards.

Water, Sewage,
Garbage Included
Qualifying Income
Level per Houshold
8-One Bedroom
$400 - $475,
plus electric

1 person for 1 bedroom $14,800-$20,040

2 person for 1 or 2 bedroom $14,800-$25,140

8-Two Bedrrom
plus electric
1 person for 2 bedroom $20,040-$22,222No

Safety and Accessibilty

As a senior community, the apartments were designed with accessibility and safety in mind.  Each apartment has wide doorways and halls, grab bars, and walk-in showers. The building has an elevator and controlled-access entries.

In addition, the housing staff works closely with local senior programs to coordinate services for residents. Some of the services will be available onsite, including hourly bus stops by Country Roads Transit.  A Healthy Home program will be available to tenants that are interested in setting and achieving health and wellness goals.

For the apartments listed, income guidelines apply. Please contact RCHA's Property Manager, Maggie Nelson, at 304-636-6495 x18, for more information or to request an application.