Subsidized Housing

Some of our properties are subsidized by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, commonly known as HUD. Qualified applicants who are approved for move into subsidized apartments pay 30% of adjusted monthly income for rent. Please note that in order to move into one of these HUD subsidized properties a household must complete the subsidized application and be placed on a waitlist. It may take several years to get to the top of the list and be offered a unit.

EFFECTIVE AUGUST 3, 2018
• 18th Ave (2BR)
• 412 Apartments
• El Nor
• Elizabeth James Sr. HSG
• Haines Apartments (studios)
• Hazel Plaza (2BR & 3BR)
• Holden Vista (2BR & 3BR)
• Mary Ruth Manor (2BR & 3BR)
• Union James

CHH will NOT accept any NEW applications for any of the above waiting lists on or after August 3, 2018.

When a waiting list becomes longer than the amount of people we can service within two – three years, we stop taking applications. Because we have very few vacancies, we expect it will take a long time before we can assist applicants already on the waiting lists. Therefore, we have no plans to re-open these waiting lists in the near future.

The closures are effective August 3, 2018 and shall remain in effect until further notice. No applications will be accepted while the waiting lists are closed. Please see full public notice here.

Applications for subsidized apartments can be obtained at our office or downloaded here.

Return applications by mail or in person to 1620 12th Avenue Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98122. PLEASE NOTE: we do not accept applications via fax. For in person submission CHH is open Monday –Friday from 8am – 5pm. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Visit our office or call 206-329-7303 to request an application by mail.

Applicants currently on HUD waiting lists that need to update their information can download **this HUD update form and submit it to the CHH office by mail or in person.

Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers cannot be used at these properties. Upon move out of these project-based apartments the subsidy stays with the property. CHH screens applicants in accordance with the Seattle Fair Chance Housing requirements. If the applicant or any adult member of the household is listed on the sex offender registry for a conviction that occurred when the individual was an adult, they may be subject to secondary screening to determine whether there is a risk to the health, safety, or welfare of residents or staff; in such instances, the applicant may provide supplemental information related to the individual’s rehabilitation, good conduct, and additional facts or explanations. Upon secondary screening, if it is determined that a legitimate business reason exists to do so, the application will be denied.

Applicants for federally assisted housing, including HUD Sec 8 units, will be denied if the applicant or any member of the household is subject to a lifetime sex offender registration requirement under a state sex offender registration program and/or has been convicted of the manufacture or production of methamphetamine on the premises of federally assisted housing.