Columbia Gardens at Rainier Court
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3610 33rd Ave South
Seattle, WA 98144 (map)
King County
Seattle Proximity: South


Property Category:

Senior only

Properties for Seniors Only

These properties have been financed and operate to serve senior households only. In general, persons under 62 are not eligible for these properties. Often these properties have services and/or facilities that accommodate seniors. Some properties may define their senior age as 55 or older. Please see the property listing for details.

There are generally two types of senior properties:
1. Properties that require that all persons in the household be of senior age at initial move in to qualify
2. Properties that require that only the head of the household be of senior age at initial move in to qualify

Please call the MAIN CONTACT on each property listing for specific program or property eligibility.

Approximate Wait:
No waiting list at this time

Availability Detail:

RENTAL CRITERIA

A) All rental applications must be completed in-full prior to screening, including all applicable addresses, dates and phone numbers. Incomplete applications and applications with incorrect information will be denied. Additional fees will be assessed for re-applications with correct or complete information when supplied.

B) The prospective resident must initially provide valid identification. A driver's license, visa/green card or other picture ID maybe acceptable. Valid proof of a social security number, Work Visa, Alien Registration Receipt Card, Temporary Resident Card, or ITIN is also required.

C) Gross monthly income must be at least 2.0 times the monthly unit rent and exceed $400 after rent and estimated debt.

D) No less than two years of current and previous verifiable landlord or residence references are to be listed on the application, provided with telephone numbers. Identify mortgage lenders and/or landlord sales contact persons where applicable. Derogatory rental history or outstanding landlord collections are grounds for denial.

E) A credit report will be run. Using a statistical model, creditors compare information on your credit profile, such as your bill-paying history, number and type of accounts you have, late payments, collection actions, outstanding debt, rentalhistory, and the age of the accounts, to the credit performance of consumers with similar profiles.

F) Any recorded unlawful detainer, related unpaid collections, open bankruptcies or judgments may result in denial of application.

G) Applicants will be required to complete a written disclosure of all criminal convictions as part of the screening process. Each determination of acceptance will be completed on a case by case basis. Applicant agrees to provide all documentation pertaining to the conviction and other documents which may be requested by the reviewing panel within three days of the request. Falsification or non-disclosure will result in an immediate denial.

H) Employment and income must be verifiable. Income must be documented with current pay stubs, tax records or bank statements through a qualification process.

HUD SECTION 8 APPLICANT CRITERIA:

All Section 8 applicants are required to meet the same criteria as stated above,with the exception that the applicant only needs to meet income requirements for their portion of the rent. Recommendations will be made following the above set standards, and will include the following notice:

This recommendation is based on the standard for this Community. The applicant should verify with their own specific Section 8 requirements to determine eligibility for residency at this community.Inability to meet any of the above criteria for residency may result in the denial of approval for residency.


Special Eligibility:

One and two bedroom apartments for seniors and disabled households. We have 55 units set aside for households in which at least one member age 55 or older. We have 14 units set aside for disabled households. We also accept Housing Authority Section 8 vouchers.


Description:

Columbia Gardens at Rainier Court is where we make comfortable living attainable to you. We offer spacious 1 and 2-bedroom apartments and townhomes in South Seattle’s Mt. Baker neighborhood. Conveniently located near public transportation, schools, parks, shopping, grocery stores and community centers. We are an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Main Contact for Inquires and Application

Name: Columbia Gardens Manager Phone: 206-294-3953
Title: Manager Fax: 206-294-4137
Company: Coast Property Management TDD: Call 711 for free relay service
Address: 3610 33rd Ave South Email: columbiagardensleasing@coastmgt.com
Seattle, WA 98144 Website:
Office Hours: M-F 9-5
Management Contact

Name: Coast Real Estate Services Phone: 425-339-3638
Title: Property Management Fax:
Company: Email: info@coastrealestate.com
Address: 2829 Rucker Ave Website:
Everett, WA 98201

Program Type(s)

Properties that Accept Housing Authority provided Tenant-Based Vouchers

Properties that accept Tenant-Based Housing Authority Provided Vouchers

Properties in this category are private or publically owned properties that accept applicants with a Housing Authority provided Housing Choice Section 8 voucher or certificate. You must first have applied and received a voucher through your local housing authority program. You should contact your city or county Housing Authority directly for an application for their voucher/subsidy program.

All properties listed on our site that do not have Project-Based subsidy through another government program will take a Section 8 voucher. Vouchers are portable and transferrable because they stay with the household, not the property, once you move out of the property. Then you can take your voucher to a property that accepts them and receive a subsidized rent.

With a voucher or certificate, you will generally only pay 30% of your monthly household income for rent. Maximum rent amounts that the owner can charge are designated by the Federal Government and income limits apply. If an owner wishes to charge more than the maximum rent authorized by the housing authority, the tenant may be asked to pay all or part of the difference.

Please call the MAIN CONTACT on each property listing for specific program or property eligibility.

Properties that offer Washington State Housing Tax Credit Affordable apartments (non-subsidized)

Properties that offer Washington State Housing Tax Credit Affordable apartments (non-subsidized)

These properties have entered into a long term contract with the Washington State Housing Finance Commission to keep rents affordable to low income households for at least 21 years. In exchange for their commitment, owners of Tax Credit properties (LIHTC) are able to reduce their IRS tax assessment as long as qualified families are placed in their apartments and remain income qualified.

These properties do not have Project-Based subsidy, so unless there is another subsidy program "layered" into a Tax Credit property, or you have a Housing Authority Section 8 Voucher, your rent will not be subsidized. The rent you will qualify for at these properties are restricted by HUD rent limits and will depend upon your annual income level. These are called income set-asides. The property may have rent ranges, lowest to highest, but a family in a higher income level may not qualify for the lowest rent level. There may also be some other set asides at the property, called occupancy set asides, such as for large families, disabled households or farm labor households. Properties with these types of set asides would give preference for rents and units to households that qualify.

Waiting lists can also vary greatly at these properties. There are often much longer wait times for the lower rent amounts and may be no wait at all for the higher rent amounts at the property. In addition, often your annual income level may determine which unit you will qualify for. This can also effect the time you may need to wait for a unit to become available.

For example,
Let's say a property has a Tax Credit income set aside of 30% units at a rent of $350 per month. That rent is only available if your gross annual income is less than, for example, $15,000 per year. If all of the 30% units are currently occupied, your household could not immediately move-in to a 30% unit. You may have to either wait for a 30% unit to become available, or, if you can afford a higher rent, you can move-in more quickly.

Tax Credit properties usually have more than one income set aside, so units are generally offered at varying rents between 30%-80% area median income. They will also generally have a minimum monthly income requirement, such as 2x the amount of the rent.

Please call the MAIN CONTACT on each property listing for specific program or property eligibility.

Income Limit Category: Very Low, Low,
Income Limit Details: Applicants annual income must be between 50% and 60% median income for Seattle using income limits for the Washington State Low Income Tax Credit program

Amenities

Cable TV Hookup
Carpet
Community Room
Computer Lab
Dishwasher
Elevator
Garbage Disposal
Garden Setting
Non-Smoking Property
Laundry Room on Property
Off Street Parking
Pet Friendly

Handicap Accessible Units
Property offers Wheelchair Accessible Apartments

These properties offer apartments that are accessible to persons in wheelchairs or have features desirable and useful to persons in wheelchairs or with mobility impairments. Some properties have apartments that are fully accessible and some have apartments that have been adapted to include accessible features. In accordance with the Fair Housing Act and ADA, all properties that are not specifically exempt will have common areas, pathways and offices that are accessible, or must make arrangements at the property to accommodate persons with mobility impairments. Accessible apartment features vary from property to property, but may include one or more of the following features:
Walk in showers or adapted bath tubs
Grab bars
Hand held Shower
Widened doorways and larger rooms
Lowered cabinets and countertops
Accessible countertops and sink
Accessible appliances
Levered door and faucet handles
Accessible switches and plugs
Lowered peep holes in doors
Hard flooring (non-carpeted)
Visible doorbells, smoke detectors, braille signage and documents

Please call the MAIN CONTACT on each property listing for specific accessibility features available at the property and in the apartments.


Proximity to transit: Under 1/4 Mile


Other Amenities:

Apartment Amenities:

  • 24 – hour emergency maintenance
  • Open Floor Plan
  • Fully equipped kitchens with built-in Microwave, garbage disposals
  • Brand new Appliances
  • Large windows with natural lights
  • Large bathrooms
  • Custom flooring with vinyl and Carpet in the bedroom

  • Community Amenities
  • On-site Laundry Facilities
  • Community Room
  • Outside Gated Community Garden
  • Computer Area
  • Pet-Friendly ( One per household)
  • Handicap/ Wheelchair Accessible Units
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Outdoor Courtyard and Walkway for your relaxation
  • Elevator Access
  • Free Parking
  • Close to Columbia City and transit


  • Background Screening Information

    Accepting Comprehensive Re-usable Tenant Screening Reports
    Not Accepting Comprehensive Re-usable Tenant Screening Reports


    Screening Information and Cost (If Any):

    NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE $45.00

    Holding fee of $200.00 . If residency is approved, or approved with conditions, and sign an apartment rental agreement, this fee shall be credited to first month's rent and/or security deposit. If res

    A comprehensive re-usable tenant screening report (portable report) means a tenant screening report, prepared by a consumer reporting agency at the direction of and paid for by the prospective tenant, and made available directly to a prospective landlord at no charge. Reports are re-usable for 30 days for multiple landlords.

    In accordance with Senate Bill 6413 effective 6/9/2016, landlords have the option to either accept or not accept portable reports, and the landlords decision must be included in the landlord’s posted rental criteria.

    If the landlord indicates its willingness to accept a comprehensive reusable tenant (portable) screening report, the landlord may access the landlord's own tenant screening report, regarding a prospective tenant, as long as the prospective tenant is not charged for the landlord's own tenant screening report.

    Bedroom Sizes and Rent Structure

    These rent amounts are generally the lowest and highest rents currently reported at this property. Please call the main contact listed above for details and requirements.

    # of Bedrooms
    Rent Range
    # of units
    1 Bedroom$905
    -
    $120344 Unit(s) 
    2 Bedrooms$1128
    -
    $144425 Unit(s) 

    Total Units:Directly Subsidized (Project-Based) Units:
    69 Units0 Units

    Rent Detail: Rent based on availability of units and income of household between the rental ranges listed. We also accept Housing Authority Section 8 vouchers.

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    This Page was Last Updated January 13, 2020

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