I’ve been thinking a lot about affordable housing, as, I think, many others in Seattle have been. I think about it because I’m a writer with writer and artist friends, and I think about it because my husband manages an affordable housing program for more than 3,500 households in Seattle, and I think about it because I think it’s an all around important issue for everyone. I’m not going to rant about the need for more affordable housing–the need is obvious. But because I keep thinking about it, and because I know it’s hard to find and navigate, I gathered a few links to resources that are available right now:
- If you are single and make up to $40 k a year, check out these 100 buildings. Rents for studios run up to $1020 including utilities as fees. And income limits and rent restrictions vary by family size and unit type. Here’s a chart. More information about how the program works here.
- $1020 a month for a studio might still be too much. If the apartments above are out of your budget, check out Bellwether, Capitol Hill Housing, Central Area Development Association, Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association, Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority, SEED Housing. More here.
- If you are looking for artist live / work space, check this and this out. Also this and this.
- If you must leave your current apartment because your landlord is renovating, demolishing, or converting to condos, and if you income qualify, you are entitled to apply for tenant relocation assistance.
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