Urban League Village
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2300 S. Massachusetts
Seattle, WA 98144 (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:
6 months to 1 year

Special Eligibility:

This property does not offer direct subsidy but has rents and income restrictions affordable to low income households through the Washington State Bond program.  Accepting Section 8 vouchers. Income limits apply. Applicants must qualify with incomes at or below 50% and 60% of median income. Your rent will be based on which unit is available, either 50% or 60%, and your annual income qualifying level. 

Full-Time Students
Due to Federal funding requirements for this property, applicant households must have an adult member who is not a full-time student unless one of the following student prohibition exceptions is met. You are: married and filing a joint federal tax return with spouse a single parent with a minor child and neither are dependents of a third party receiving benefits under Title IV of the Social Security Act (e.g., TANF) enrolled in a job training program funded by State or Local government


The Urban League Village is owned by the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle and is located in the heart of the Central District in the former Colman School. This 1909 schoolhouse has been renovated as affordable studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartment homes, offering historic charm to individuals & families. The apartments are located directly above the new Northwest African American Museum, near Metro bus lines, community centers, and shopping.

Urban League Village offers territorial views of Mt. Rainier and downtown from some units, membership to the NorthWest African American Museum, and On-site parking is available for $30/month. The building is security camered monitor, intercom-controlled access and 24-hours on-site laundry room.

Main Contact for Inquires and Application

Name: Keer Beavers Phone: 206-265-3826
Title: Manager Fax:
Company: Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle TDD: Call 711 for free relay service
Address: 2300 S. Massachusetts Street Email: kbeavers@urbanleague.org
Seattle, WA 98144 Website: www.urbanleague.org
Office Hours: 9-2 M-F
Management Contact

Name: Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle Phone: 206-461-3792
Title: Property Management Fax:
Company: Email:
Address: 105 14th Ave Suite 200 Website: www.urbanleague.org
Seattle, WA 98122

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: WSHFC Tax credit property serving households earning below 50% and 60% of area median income.


Cable TV Hookup
Non-Smoking Property
Laundry Room on Property
Off Street Parking

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:

THIS IS A NON-SMOKING PROPERTY of any product which includes vaping. Since ULV is a Tax Credit property under the Federal guidelines possession of marijuana is not allowed.

On-site parking is available for $30/month. The building is security camera monitored, intercom-controlled access and 24-hours on-site laundry room. No pets allowed except for Assistive/Service animals with necessary documentation.

Background Screening Information

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

Screening Information and Cost (If Any):

The first step is to fill out an Orca Application and the Letter of Authorization. Each adult 18 years and older must separately fill out these two forms. The cost is $42 per adult 18 years and older; $10 for each minor 12yr - 17 years; no charge<

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
$97811 Unit(s) 
1 Bedroom$900
$109022 Unit(s) 
2 Bedrooms$1040
$13003 Unit(s) 

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

Rent Detail:

This property does not offer direct subsidy but has rents and income restrictions affordable to low income households through the Washington State Bond program. Your rent will be based on your annual income qualifying level between the rents listed below. Accepting Section 8 vouchers.

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This Page was Last Updated November 04, 2021

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