Welcome to Providence Blanchet House, a welcoming place to call home. Our private HUD-subsidized apartments are designed and built especially for seniors. We are located in Centralia, in a beautiful setting surrounded by trees, lush grounds and with views of the Chehalis River.
Providence Blanchet House is right next door to Providence Rossi House. There is a pond between our two buildings and it’s a great spot to watch the native birds that make their seasonal home here. Deer are sometime spotted here as well.
In addition to providing tenants with a safe place to home in a vibrant community, we also provide services coordination to help residents find and access local resources and services.
“You are made to feel respected and safe no matter what your income is.” - Providence Blanchet House Resident
In order to submit an application for housing at Providence Blanchet House, you must meet the following initial eligibility requirements. Other eligibility criteria for housing will be verified when an application reaches the top of the wait list (e.g. criminal background check, student status, etc.).
- At the time of application, the head of household, spouse or co-head of household must be 62 years of age or older
- Maximum household size for a one-bedroom apartment is 2 persons
- Applicants must disclose their social security numbers at the time of application, and will be required to provide documentation during the initial eligibility process
- Household income must be at or below HUD’s financial criteria for receiving rental assistance, which is 50% of the Area Median Income for Lewis County, WA. HUD income limits as of June 25, 2021 are as follows:
- 1-Person Household: $24,750
- 2-Person Household: $28,250
*HUD Income Limits are subject to change without notice
Please note that we will run a tenant screening report when qualified applicants reach the top of the wait list. There is no charge to applicants for running the report, and the report is usable only for properties owned and managed by Providence. For information about our screening criteria, refer to the Tenant Selection Plan. If you have completed a comprehensive reusable tenant screening report at another property, you may choose to share that with us, but you are not required to do so.
Please review the Tenant Selection Plan for further eligibility requirements that may impact eligibility for housing.
The grounds surrounding Providence Blanchet House make this a scenic and serene place to live. Situated on almost two acres, we’re surrounded by lawns, trees, beautiful gardens and even horses next door.
Our three-story secure apartment building has elevator access. Each apartment is approximately 515 square feet. A few apartments at Providence Blanchet and Rossi Houses have walk-in showers instead of bathtubs, and also have lower countertops in the kitchen and bathroom for residents using mobility devices.
We are a non-smoking community.
- Full kitchen
- Dining area
- Private bathroom with a tub or walk-in/roll-in shower
- Air conditioning
- Open living space
- On-site laundry
- Mailbox delivery
- Spaces for gathering and socializing with neighbors, including a community room, outdoor terrace and raised garden beds
- Computer lab with free wifi Internet access
- Garden boxes available
Our on-site Service Coordinator can help residents identify and access local resources. Our staff can also advocate for residents who need assistance.
One small pet is allowed with a pet deposit.
Residents enjoy a wide range of activities, including:
- Group gatherings and socializing
- Monthly activity meetings
- Raised-bed gardening
- Activities in the surrounding community
These two documents provide important information to you about living in subsidized housing. We encourage you to review them both before completing your application.
The Tenant Selection Plan provides further detail about eligibility, application/verification procedures, screening criteria, waitlist order, unit occupancy standards, reasonable accommodations, and more.
The EIV And You Brochure describes HUD’s Enterprise Income Verification system, which we are required to use to verify sources and amounts of income.
Interested in living at Providence Blanchet House? Follow these steps to check your eligibility, review some important information about applying for and living in HUD subsidized housing and complete your application.
Completed applications must be printed, signed and mailed to the management office of the House(s) you’re applying to. Applicants who appear to meet all eligibility requirements will be added to the wait list and will be contacted when their application nears the top.
Now you’re ready to complete your application materials. Please review these materials carefully, and complete all sections of the application and attached documents. Incomplete applications will be returned to you, causing a delay in adding your application to the wait list. If you have any questions while you are completing these materials, please contact the management office.
Please sign your completed application materials and mail them to the address listed on the application.
You may contact the office at any time to check on the status of your application. If your phone number or address changes, or you have a change in household composition, income, or other circumstances that may affect your application, you must contact the office to update information on your application.
It may be helpful to bookmark this page in your web browser, or make note of the office contact information and the date you applied for housing.
Providence Blanchet House is conveniently located less than one mile from Interstate 5 and Historical Downtown Centralia. Twin City Transit stops right outside Providence Blanchet House, on Military Road, and offers bus service throughout the community.
For your health and wellness needs, we are less than a mile away from several doctor’s offices and Providence Centralia Hospital. There is a Halls pharmacy one mile away and several national pharmacy chains are a short drive or bus ride away.
You’ll find several grocery stores within a short drive or bus ride from our building including Fullers, Safeway, Walmart and Grocery Outlet.
When it comes to recreational activities, Fort Borst Park is about two miles away at the confluence of the Chehalis and Skookumchuck rivers. Borst Park has a walking path, pond, dog park area, athletic facilities, picnic areas and historic buildings. The nearby Twin Cities Senior Center hosts activities such as luncheons, dancing and exercise classes and it’s just three miles away. The Southwest Washington Fairgrounds are also just a few miles away and host a wide variety of events and shows throughout the year. And, the Centralia Factory Outlet Mall is just one exit away on I-5.
Providence Blanchet House is also close to the Centralia Timberland Public Library, a U.S. Post Office branch, places of worship, banks and a movie theater.