Providence Joseph House

Providence Joseph House

2299.1 miles away
800-833-6388 (TTY)
Fax: 206-686-6364

Providence Joseph House

Welcome to Providence Joseph House, a beautiful HUD-subsidized apartment building in Seattle’s White Center neighborhood. We are pleased to provide adults with disabilities and older adults over the age of 62 with a safe and affordable home.

Between the lush green spaces and nearby parks, the pedestrian-friendly design and the welcoming community, you are sure to feel right at home here.

In addition to providing residents with a safe place to call home in a vibrant community, we also provide services coordination to help residents find and access local resources and services.

“Safe, secure and a beautiful place to call home.”  - Providence Joseph House Resident

In order to submit an application for housing at Providence Joseph 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, or be 18 years of age or older with a verifiable disability
  • 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
  • Your 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 Joseph House overlooks the Lakewood Park. Our wonderful setting creates a peaceful and serene living atmosphere. Many residents tell us they enjoy sitting outside on their balconies and listening to the sounds of nature and youngsters playing in the park.

Our four-story secure apartment building has elevator access. There are 54 one-bedroom unit and 10 two-bedroom units. In addition, six of the units are fully ADA accessible.

We are a non-smoking community.

Floor Plans
One-bedroom Floor Plan

Two-bedroom Floor Plan

Amenities include: 
  • Full kitchen
  • Dining area
  • Private bathroom with a tub or walk-in/roll-in shower
  • Open living space
  • On-site laundry
  • Mailbox delivery
  • Plenty of parking
  • Access to a community P-patch

Spaces for gathering and socializing with neighbors, including a community room, television lounge, library, outdoor terrace, raised garden beds and a computer lab with Internet access 

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.


We offer a range of educational and social activities for residents including:

  • Weekly Zumba classes
  • Bingo (every other week)
  • Arts and crafts (every other week)
  • Monthly birthday celebration
  • Celebrations for all major holidays

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.

Getting Started

Interested in living at Providence Joseph 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.

Follow Up

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.

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.

We are situated in the Seola Gardens development of the White Center neighborhood. Originally known as the Park Lake Homes II public housing complex, the community was redeveloped in 2010 and we opened the doors of Providence Joseph House in the fall of 2012.

One of the perks of Seola Gardens is its pedestrian-friendly design. There are a lot of walking paths, sidewalks and stairways to connect residents with services inside our immediate area and also to provide easy access to places outside of the community.

The Seola Gardens Community Center is right next door to Providence Joseph House and it includes a YWCA Technology Center where you can use computers and access the Internet. Neighborhood House is also right next to us, offering activities for seniors and after school programming.

When you want to get some fresh air, we are just a 5-minute walk away from Lakewood Park. The park has tennis courts, a disc golf course, walking paths, lots of grassy areas for picnics and Frisbee games and you can go swimming in Hicks Lake.

Getting around town is easy when you live here. Providence Joseph House is one block away from King County Metro’s 128 bus route which provides easy access to downtown Seattle, West Seattle and Southcenter.

For grocery needs, you’ll find an Albertson’s and a Marketplace grocery store within two miles. We are also less than one mile away from the White Center Food Bank and their mobile food bank truck delivers food items to Providence Joseph House every other week.

St. Anne Hospital (formerly Highline Medical Center), Neighborcare Health clinics and a pharmacy are all just a few miles away to meet your health and wellness needs. The White Center Library is about one mile away and the King County Library System Mobile Bookmobile makes monthly visits to our building. In addition, we aren’t far from a U.S. Post Office, a Social Security Office and places of worship.