RBJ Center - Frequently Asked Questions

How long is your waiting list?
It is not possible to determine how long an applicant’s name will be on the waiting list because that depends entirely on when current residents vacate their apartments.    Generally speaking, the waiting list for efficiencies is under 6 months long and the waiting list for one bedroom apartments is about one year.  When the waiting list gets to be so long that the wait for an apartment will be over one year, RBJ closes the list and does not accept new applications. 

Do I have to provide a deposit?
Yes, all deposits are $300, and can be paid out over time if necessary. If you will have a dog or cat with you, an additional $300 security deposit (refundable) is required, and also can be paid out over time if necessary.

What are the sizes of apartments?
Efficiencies are approximately 400 square feet and one bedrooms are approximately 600 square feet.

Is there nursing or social service assistance?
No.  RBJ is an independent living facility, so there is no nursing or social service assistance.  

May I have pets?
RBJ residents may have one common household pet.  The term common household pets means a domesticated animal, such as a dog, cat, bird, fish or turtle that is traditionally kept in the home for pleasure rather than for commercial purposes.  The term common household pet does not include reptiles (except turtles). 

Dogs must be under 18 inches tall when they reach adulthood.  Dogs and cats must have proof of vaccination.  Dogs and cats require an additional $300 security deposit (refundable) which can be paid out over time if necessary.   Residents must keep at least two active “pet sponsors” on file.  A pet sponsor is someone who pledges to keep the pet should the resident become ill or injured or in any way unable to care for the pet.

Is transportation available?
RBJ does not own a vehicle for residents use; however, RBJ is located on a bus line and there are Capital Metro shuttles that transport residents to and from the grocery store several days a week.  The RBJ office sells bus tickets to residents at half price.

Are there planned activities?
The RBJ resident’s council plans many activities each month including field trips, games, musical entertainment.