Western Avenue Senior Housing
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1901 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101 (map)
King County
Seattle Proximity: Core - West of I-5


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 2 year wait or wait list currently closed

Availability Detail:

Waitlist closed.


Special Eligibility:

Low Income senior housing funded by Washington State Tax Credit program. Income limits apply. Head, co-head or spouse must be 55+


Description:

Western Avenue Senior Housing is a 40 unit low-income senior housing with studio and one bedroom apartments.

The site for this newly constructed property is the Pike Place Market Market Front project on Western Avenue, long used as a surface parking lot. This property is the final piece in the Pike Place Market Urban Renewal Plan of 1974. The site will include expanded facilities for the Market’s social service agencies and over 30,000 SF of public plaza space connecting the Market to the new Seattle Waterfront with a pedestrian hill-climb and exciting new vistas of Elliot Bay and the Olympics. At the ground level of the residential building, just over 2,000 SF of space fronting Western Avenue will be used to expand the market’s social services. As part of a prominent multi-faceted civic development located in a historic district, this project requires unique collaboration with multiple other interests in order to successfully provide affordable and sustainable housing in the complex context of the Pike Place Market.


Main Contact for Inquires and Application

Name: Kim Barreto Phone: 206-774-5228
Title: Manager Fax:
Company: Pike Place Market PDA TDD: Call 711 for free relay service
Address: 85 Pike Street #500 Email: kim.barreto@pikeplacemarket.org
Seattle, WA 98101 Website:
Office Hours: M-F 9-4
Management Contact

Name: Pike Place Market PDA Phone: 206-774-5234
Title: Property Management Fax: 206-625-0646
Company: Pike Place Market PDA Email:
Address: 85 Pike Street #500 Website:
Seattle, WA 98101

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: Extremely Low, Very Low,
Income Limit Details: Washington State Tax Credit program. 20 units rented to households below 30% tax credit income limits. 20 units rented to households below 50% tax credit limits.

Amenities

Cable TV Hookup
Carpet
Laundry Room on Property
View

Proximity to transit: Under 1/4 Mile



Background Screening Information

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


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$474
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$47420 Unit(s) 
1 Bedroom$791
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$79120 Unit(s) 

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

Rent Detail: Low income housing for seniors 55+ We gladly accept Housing Authority provided Section 8 vouchers.

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This Page was Last Updated April 27, 2017

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