The Madison
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823 Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98104 (map)
King County
Seattle Proximity: Core - West of I-5

Property Category:


Properties for Individuals and Families

These properties have open eligibility in that they do not restrict occupancy to a particular age population (seniors) or disabled households. Most properties will require that the head of household be over the age of 18 or an emancipated minor. The number of persons in an apartment will be restricted to bedroom size, in most cases, and a few properties have set-aside certain units within their property for seniors and/or persons with a disability. Single persons, roommates, couples and families are welcome at these properties- unless otherwise indicated on the listing.

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:

Live rent-free for the rest of February AND get $300/month off rent for 6 months! Select units on a 6-month lease. Must move-in by 2/28/21. Income restrictions apply. New applicants only. Please call for details.

We do not hold a waitlist for our affordable apartments. Our rents are designed to be affordable for households making 50% and 60% of the area median income per the Washington State Low Income Housing Tax Credit program.

We accept Housing Choice vouchers. We do not offer project-based subsidized apartments. Please call for availability and qualifiers in our apartments. Student restrictions also apply.

Special Eligibility:

Household annual income must be below 50% and 60% median income for Seattle. Please call for details.


The Madison is located in the heart of First Hill, just minutes from downtown Seattle and anything you might need. Our studio and one-bedroom homes are affordably priced to suit those with limited incomes. Income restrictions apply to our affordable housing community. The Madison Apartments offers something for everyone. Our residents enjoy our courtyard and picnic area, shared laundry facilities, and 24-hour emergency maintenance. Our spacious studio and one-bedroom homes offer comfortable living with the convenience of living close to the bus line. 

  • Courtyard
  • Picnic Area
  • On-Site Laundry Facilities
  • Elevator
  • Secured Entry
  • Bicycle Friendly
  • On-Call Emergency Maintenance
  • On-site Management
  • Close to Bus Line
  • Near Downtown
  • Storage Unit Rentals
  • Give us a call to find out more about your new home!

    Main Contact for Inquires and Application

    Name: Valerie Cantu Phone: 206-622-0480
    Title: Community Manager Fax: 206-910-0895
    Company: Cambridge Management Inc TDD: Call 711 for free relay service
    Address: 823 Madison Street Email:
    Seattle, WA 98104 Website:
    Office Hours: M-F 9-5, Weekends by Appt
    Management Contact

    Name: Cambridge Management Inc Phone: 253-534-7200
    Title: Property Management Fax:
    Company: Email:
    Address: 1916 64th Ave West Website:
    Tacoma, WA 98466

    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:

    Income limits are below 50% and 60% median income for Seattle.


    Additional Storage
    Non-Smoking Property
    Laundry Room on Property

    Proximity to transit: Under One Block

    Other Amenities:
  • Water, Sewer, Garbage included
  • Street Parking and Permits available

  • Background Screening Information

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

    Screening Information and Cost (If Any):

    Cost is $16.00 per adult per report

    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
    $116212 Unit(s) 
    1 Bedroom$1120
    $124560 Unit(s) 

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

    Rent Detail:

    Affordable rent restrictions through the Washington State Low Income Housing Tax Credit program. We accept Section-8 vouchers.

    Equal Housing Opportunity -
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