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.

Capitol Hill Housing (CHH) will re-open the following Section 8 waiting lists effective June 1, 2018:
• 18th Ave (2BR)
• 412 Apartments
• El Nor
• Elizabeth James Sr. HSG
• Haines Apartments
• Hazel Plaza
• Holden Vista
• Mary Ruth Manor
• Union James

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. 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.