The NRP Group, a Massillon, Ohio-based leasing company, will welcome senior residents into a new 52-unit complex in the city. Yet, even though the complex is designed for retirement-aged citizens, those wishing to land a spot in the $9.7 million complex will still undergo background checks
, according to the Massillon Independent. According to the paper, the application process is not an easy one. Prospective tenants will have 90 days to be cleared by the state government, and that includes checks on one's criminal and financial history. The benefit for those accepted is that no residence costs more than 60 percent of the city's median income. "Our goal is to create a sense of community that will develop positive neighborly spirit through an awareness of common needs, and enhance individual support systems and increase awareness of local programs and services," Joe Largey, vice president of the NRP Group, told the paper. Meanwhile, residents of Keene, New Hampshire, looking for affordable housing will undergo mandatory background checks as part of the city's Section 8 housing program. In Keene, eligible residents will receive housing vouchers that could cover 30 percent of their annual income, the Keene Sentinel reports.