Artspace Mt. Baker Lofts
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2915 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144 (map)
King County

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Properties for Individuals and Families

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Approximate Wait:
Over 2 year wait or wait list currently closed

Availability Detail:

Our interest list is between 3-6 years wait! Please email us if you are an Artist and would like to be placed on our interest list! 

Interest List Procedure-
Management will accept non-artists on our interest list but due to the funding of the property our first priority is to the Artist Community. 

If there are qualified artist applicants on the Interest List or if a qualified artist applicant applies at a later date, the qualified artist will be given preference over any qualified non-artist applicant.  If there are no qualified artist applicants on the waiting list, applications of qualified non-artist applicants will be processed based on position on the non-artist interest list.

We work off of an interest list, not a formal wait list. Our interest list is anywhere between 3-6 years, I would say closer to 6 years if you were to get on the list today as our turnover for this building is not often at this point.

Special Eligibility:

Artspace is committed to attracting creative individuals and families from diverse artistic and cultural backgrounds. We encourage all people in the creative arts to apply. We are especially interested in individuals who are committed to building community and will give some of their time and energy toward this goal.

Anyone who qualifies for affordable housing may apply for residency in an Artspace project, but we give a preference for occupancy to those applicants who participate in and are committed to the arts. Washington State Housing Tax Credit Income limits apply. Your income will qualify your household for a particular rent level.

Applicants need not derive their income from their art. It is customary for artists to work in another field to support themselves, their dependents, and their art form. The Artist Selection Committee (ASC) screens applicants to determine their participation in, and commitment to, the arts; they do not judge the content of an applicant’s artistic work.

We are not accepting Reusable Tenant Screening Reports  at this time.


Artspace Mt. Baker Lofts is a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) located adjacent to the Mt. Baker Light Rail Station. One of the goals of the project is to jump-start the transformation of the Mt. Baker neighborhood from a car-oriented environment — Rainier Avenue is now a busy multi-lane thoroughfare — into an “urban village” whose residents choose walking, biking or riding mass transit over cars.

The project has bicycle storage and a reserved car-share parking space, but no parking garage. Artspace envisions a building with urban agriculture, art galleries, community-based nonprofits, and a cafe. The commercial spaces offer an opportunity to engage with creative individuals and organizations representing the neighborhood’s diversity.

  • 57 studio, one- and three-bedroom units
  • Roof deck with spacious garden area
  • Large community room for events
  • Ample bicycle storage
  • Open floor plans to accommodate creative activities
  • High ceilings, large windows and doors,
  • Durable surfaces
  • Wide hallways
  • Large Elevator

  • Main Contact for Inquires and Application

    Name: Donna Engelbrecht Phone: 206-453-4423
    Title: Resident Manager Fax: 206-420-2982
    Company: Coast Property Management TDD: Call 711 for free relay service
    Address: 2915 Rainier Ave South Email:
    Seattle, WA 98144 Website:
    Office Hours: 9AM - 3:00PM Mon/Wed/Fri
    Management Contact

    Name: Coast Property Management Phone: 425-339-3638
    Title: Property Manager Fax:
    Company: Email:
    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: Extremely Low, Low, Other
    Income Limit Details:

    Below Washington State Housing Tax Credit income limits. We also accept Housing Authority provided Vouchers.


    Cable TV Hookup
    Community Room
    Deck or Patio
    Garden Setting
    Non-Smoking Property
    Laundry Room on Property
    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: Front Door Pickup

    Other Amenities:

    Roof Top Garden

    Located next to the Mt Baker Light Rail Station

    Background Screening Information

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

    Screening Information and Cost (If Any):

    We are not accepting Reusable Tenant Screening Reports  at this time.

    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
    $11326 Unit(s) 
    1 Bedroom$587
    $121039 Unit(s) 
    3 Bedrooms$783
    $164612 Unit(s) 

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

    Rent Detail:

    The rent your household qualifies for may depend upon your annual income level. There may be a differing wait or a longer waiting list for our lower priced apartments, set aside for lower income households. Please contact Main office for details.

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