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310 Market Street
San Diego CA 92101


Reader please note: As of 8/1/14, the waiting list for apartments at Lions Manor is closed.

Lions Manor is a fourteen-story HUD subsidized apartment building at 310 Market Street, which was built for low-income elderly and wheel-chair disabled citizens by the Lions Club of San Diego in 1981. There are 131 apartments, each with a living room, one-bedroom, bath, kitchen and private balcony. The first floor contains the building offices, a spacious lobby, a game room, a library and TV area, and a large community room for resident use. A large outdoor patio and coin-operated laundry are located on the second level. Parking is limited and wait-listed.


Residents must be at least 62 years of age (in the case of couples, one must be at least 62) or need the accessibility features of a unit specially designed for the wheelchair handicapped. No other persons can be considered for residency in this building.

Residents must be able to meet the Tenant Selection Plan criteria, which comes with the rental application, and according to Federal guidelines, residents must be citizens or nationals of the United States or be in certain categories of eligible non-citizens.

Annual gross incomes of residents must not exceed $14,500 for one person or $16,550 for two people. (These limits are adjusted from time to time.) Rent is 30% of adjusted income and subsidized under the federal Section 8 Program. Rent will be computed immediately prior to moving in, and adjusted annually. Rents include all utilities (except telephones), carpeting, draperies, ranges, refrigerators and garbage disposals.

Lions Community Manor does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin, sex, familial status or handicap. The waiting list for an apartment at Lions Community Manor varies between three and four years. You must be 62 before you apply.

If you are interested in more information or an application to live at Lions Community Manor you must contact the building manager at (619) 235-4433.

History of Lions Community Manor

Lions Community Manor was made possible by the non-profit sponsorship of the San Diego Downtown Lions Club, and is owned by the Lions Community Service Corporation (LCSC), a private non-profit corporation. It was financed under a program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Construction began in October, 1980, and was completed in September, 1981. The original residents were selected by lottery and occupied the building in October, 1981.

The LCSC is run by a fourteen-member Board of Directors, all members of the San Diego Downtown Lions Club. Lions Community Manor building operations are managed by the Interfaith Housing Assistance Corporation, who direct the hiring and management of building personnel and who recommend regular maintenance of the facility.

Lions Manor

Lions Community Service Corporation
Board of Directors 2014-2015

PRESIDENT: Dennis Smith


SECRETARY: Kathleen Baldwin


DIRECTORS: George Hill, Dan Kelley, Ron Kempf, Rosalie Kostanzer, Sharon Mendenhall, Joe Myers, Darcy Pavich, Richard M. Renkin, Peter Singer.