Providence Dolores House, a HUD-subsidized apartment building located in north Seattle, is nestled among tall trees and greenery, making some of the 1- and 2-bedroom apartments feel as if they are treehouses.
Providence acquired Providence Dolores House in 2018 in order to provide residents with a high-quality, affordable place to call home for low-income households with a member who is 18 years of age or older with a verifiable disability.
In addition to providing residents with an affordable place to call home, we offer services coordination to help our residents identify and access community resources.
In order to submit an application for housing at Providence Dolores 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 18 years of age or older with a verifiable disability
- Households of 1-2 persons will be considered for 1-bedroom apartments, and households with 2-4 persons will be considered for 2-bedroom apartments
- Applicants must disclose their social security numbers during the application process, 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 King County, WA.HUD income limits as of May 15, 2023 are as follows:
- 1-Person Household: $47,950
- 2-Person Household: $54,800
- 3-Person Household: $61,650
- 4-Person Household: $68,500
*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.
One of the best things about living here is the feeling of living in the trees. Many of the apartments at Providence Dolores House overlook Piper’s Creek, a protected ravine full of beautiful trees, and home to wildlife.
We have 14 2-bedroom apartments and 2 1-bedroom apartments, with an elevator to serve all three floors. Several apartments are designed for people with mobility needs, with roll-in showers, wider doorways, and lower counters.
- Full kitchen
- Private bathroom with tub or walk-in/roll-in shower, complete with grab bars
- Mobility apartments available
- Shared laundry facilities
- Mailbox delivery
- A community patio overlooking the wooded ravine
- One small pet allowed with a pet deposit
Providence Dolores House residents have formed a close community, often gathering in the lobby to chat and share their stories. Regular meetings provide residents further opportunities to get to know each other, and to participate in planning activities for the community.
Regularly scheduled activities include:
- Monthly birthday party
- Summer cookout on the patio
- Holiday gatherings
These three 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.
The Seattle SDCI - Renting in Seattle Renter's Handbook explains the rental process and has need-to-know rental regulations, fair housing laws, tips and practical advice on common rental issues. All City of Seattle properties are required to provide a copy at application.
Due to the number of applications on the wait list exceeding a reasonable number, the wait list was closed on 04/18/2023. An anticipated, although not guaranteed, re-opening date of the wait list is 01/01/2024.
Notice: Under Seattle’s Fair Chance Housing Ordinance SMC 14.09, landlords are prohibited from requiring disclosure, asking about, rejecting an applicant or taking an adverse action based on any arrest record, conviction record, or criminal history, except for registry information (SMC 14.09.025(A)(3)) or exclusions and other legal requirements in SMC 14.09.115.
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 Dolores House is located in Crown Hill, a residential neighborhood in north Seattle. A major grocery store chain is located within two blocks, as are many restaurants and shops.
Several bus routes stop within two blocks of Providence Dolores House, and serve Northgate Mall, Greenwood, Ballard, Fremont and Downtown Seattle. Service is frequent, even on weekends.
Salmon are known to use Piper’s Creek, which runs through the property. The creek leads from Providence Dolores House through Carkeek Park just a mile or so to the north, then out to Puget Sound.