Providence Gamelin House
Providence Gamelin House
Welcome to Providence Gamelin House, a HUD-subsidized apartment complex for seniors, ages 62 and older, in Seattle’s Rainier Vista neighborhood. We offer 77 private apartments in one of Seattle’s most culturally diverse communities.
We opened our doors in 2005 to provide residents with a high-quality, affordable place to call home. We are pleased to offer services coordination to help residents age in place. Providence Gamelin House is also conveniently located directly above Providence ElderPlace, an innovative program that provides older adults with health care and social services.
“Well kept, clean and the staff is friendly and helpful.” - Providence Gamelin House Resident
In order to submit an application for housing at Providence Gamelin 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 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.
Providence Gamelin House is a four-story secure apartment building with elevator access. Each one-bedroom apartment is approximately 515 square feet.
Several of our apartments are designed for residents with mobility or hearing/vision accessibility needs. In our mobility apartments, we feature lower countertops and sinks, lower electrical outlets and environmental controls, and wheelchair accessible bathrooms with grab bars.
Apartments designed for people with hearing or vision accessibility needs include smoke alarms with a flash strobe light and a loud alarm horn.
We are a non-smoking community.
- Full kitchen
- Dining area
- Private bathroom with a tub or walk-in/roll-in shower
- Open living space
- Built-in storage
- On-site laundry
- Mailbox delivery
- Spaces for gathering and socializing with neighbors, including a community room, outdoor terrace, computer lab with Internet access, television lounge and raised garden beds
We also offer on-site support services coordination to help residents identify and access local resources. Our staff can also advocate for residents who need assistance.
Providence Gamelin House is located directly above Providence ElderPlace. Providence ElderPlace offers comprehensive health care and social services to help older adults remain healthy and independent in the community, including activities to support their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs.
One small pet is allowed with a pet deposit.
Beside resident services coordination that enables and empowers our residents to live independently and age in place, we have a variety of activities and events that fill up our monthly activities calendar including:
- Enhanced fitness and exercise classes
- Line dancing
- Monthly birthday potluck
- Potlucks on special occasions (holiday celebrations)
- Social connection activities
- Health desk from local university student nurses
- ElderPlace-volunteered nurses for health screenings
- Health presentations
- Religious fellowship
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.
Interested in living at Providence Gamelin 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.
Our apartment building is located in south Seattle’s thriving and culturally diverse Rainier Vista neighborhood and we are part of Seattle Housing Authority’s Hope VI community (a funding program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development). If you feel like exploring, Columbia City is another culturally-rich neighborhood within 15 minutes walking distance.
You’ll enjoy easy access to transportation services when you live at Providence Gamelin House. The Columbia City Station of Seattle’s Link Light Rail is just five minutes away and you’ll find one bus station outside our front door and another one across the street.
Nearby business and resources include:
- Grocery store
- Medical services
- Places of worship
- Public library
- Senior center
- Community center
- U.S. Post Office
- Social Security Office