Welcome to Providence Peter Claver House, a HUD-subsidized apartment complex for seniors age 62 and older in Seattle’s New Holly neighborhood.
We opened our doors in 2001 to provide residents a high-quality, affordable place to call home. We also offer services coordination to help residents identify and access local resources and services to support aging in place.
“Safe, beautiful, clean and convenient.” –Providence Peter Claver Resident
In order to submit an application for housing at Providence Peter Claver 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 Peter Claver House is a three-story, secure building with elevator access. We offer 79 private one-bedroom apartments. Each apartment is approximately 510 square feet with plenty of space to personalize and make it your own home.
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.
- Full kitchen
- Stainless steel appliances
- Open living space
- Dining area
- Private bathroom with a tub or walk-in/roll-in shower, complete with grab bars and an emergency pull cord
- Built-in storage
- Upgraded flooring
- Ceiling fans
- ADA compliant apartments available
- Shared on-site laundry
- Computer station and Internet access
- Mailbox delivery
- Welcoming common spaces including raised garden beds and a community room
- On-site social services coordination and we can advocate for residents who need assistance
- Psychological support
One small pet is allowed with a pet deposit.
In addition to 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 calendar every month. Examples of events include:
- Exercise classes
- Line dancing
- Monthly birthday potluck
- Special occasion and holiday celebrations
- Monthly Games Hour
- Social connection activities
- Health desk from University student nurses
- Providence ElderPlace visiting nurses for health screenings/blood pressure check ups
- Health presentations
- Religious fellowship
- Educational programs
- Bi-weekly Living Room Conversation with Seattle Police Dept
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 Peter Claver 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.
The housing wait list is currently closed due to a large volume of applications in process. We are not accepting new applications at this time, and do not anticipate re-opening the wait list until 2020. Other Providence properties are accepting applications, and we encourage you to apply for those you are eligible for and interested in.
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 Peter Claver House is located in the New Holly neighborhood in southeast Seattle. Formerly known as Holly Park, the community was first built in the 1940’s to house defense workers and veterans. A decade later it was converted into public housing. In 1995 the aging buildings were removed to allow new mixed-income housing to fill the neighborhood.
Providence Peter Claver House opened in 2001 in the hub of the Seattle Housing Authority’s Hope VI redevelopment project. We’re proud to be part of this thriving and diverse community. In fact, New Holly is often called “the most diverse zip code in America” where a little bit of every culture is represented.
With easy access to transportation you’ll have no trouble getting around town to run errands or to enjoy all Seattle has to offer. The Link Light Rail Othello Station and a bus stop are both just one block away.
Another perk when you live at Providence Peter Claver House is access to great outdoor spaces. We’re right by the John C. Little Sr. Park where you can enjoy picnic shelters, a plaza and a community garden.
- Grocery stores
- Ethnic food markets
- Medical facilities
- Seattle Public Library branch
- Classrooms for South Seattle Community College
- Places of worship
- U.S. Post Office
- U.S. Social Security Office
- Senior Center
- Community Center