Esperanza Apartments
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6940 37th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118 (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:
Over a year


Special Eligibility:

Requirements:

-Must be a minimum age of 55 years old.

-Minimum Income Requirement: $1512 per month.

-Maximum Allowable Annual Income for ONE person: $40,320 per year.

-Maximum Allowable Annual Income for TWO persons: $46,080 per year.


Description:

Esperanza Apartments is an 84-unit, affordable housing community for older adults located just off the Light Rail at Othello Station. We have a wonderful affordable housing community for seniors 55 and older. Esperanza Apartments is located in South Seattle, in a residential area, away from congestions, yet close to shopping, parks, public transportation, light rail, churches, banking, restaurants, and medical facilities.

Residents must be 55 years of age or older.  This community is reserved for those who earn less than 60 percent of the area median gross income ($40,320 for one person and $46,080 for two people).

All apartments ar one bedroom/one bathroom with all utilities included, except phone and cable.

Dining meal plan, deli, exercise and fitness room, activities center, community room, and beauty/barber shop also available in the building.

Call today (206-760-0202) or drop by our office between 9am and 5pm Monday through Friday to find out more.

 


Main Contact for Inquires and Application

Name: Jasmine Su Phone: (206) 760-0202
Title: Manager Fax: (206) 760-4064
Company: Esperanza Apartments TDD: Call 711 for free relay service
Address: 6940 37th Avenue South Email: jasmine.su@rhf.org
Seattle, WA 98118 Website: www.rhf.org
Office Hours: M-F 9:00am - 5:00pm
Management Contact

Name: Esperanza Apartments Phone: (206) 760-0202
Title: Manager Fax: (206) 760-4064
Company: Retirement Housing Foundation Email: esperanza@rhf.org
Address: 6940 37th Avenue South Website: www.rhf.org
Seattle, WA 98118

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: Low,
Income Limit Details: This community is reserved for residents who earn less than 60% of the area median gross income- See WSHFC Tax Credit limit tables.

Amenities

Cable TV Hookup
Carpet
Community Room
Computer Lab
Elevator
Meals Provided
Non-Smoking Property
Laundry Room on Property
Off Street Parking
Pet Friendly
Utilities Included

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: Front Door Pickup


Other Amenities:

Controlled Access Building, Beauty/Barber Shop.



Background Screening Information

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


Screening Information and Cost (If Any):

No Application or Screening Fee.

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
Studio$925
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$92584 Unit(s) 

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

Rent Detail:

Seattle Housing Authority Section 8 Voucher Welcomed.


Equal Housing Opportunity -
This Page was Last Updated September 28, 2017

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