Providence Place was founded in 1995 as a safe and welcoming place for adults, ages 62 and older, to call home. Our HUD-subsidized private apartments were designed and built with seniors unique needs in mind to help residents age in place.
Living at Providence Place means living in a friendly community and experiencing the peace of mind that comes from knowing our staff is here to help with services coordination and connect you to community resources.
“I consider it my home and am happy to be here where I have friends.” - Providence Place Resident
In order to submit an application for housing at Providence Place, 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 25th, 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.
Providence Place is a three-story secure building with elevator access. We have 39 one-bedroom apartments and many of them face the beautiful Chehalis Valley. Each apartment is approximately 535 square feet.
Our lush gardens are beautifully maintained and also the site of the Washington State University Extension’s Master Gardener program.
We are also very fortunate that the local food bank delivers to Providence Place, creating our own community food bank.
Providence Place is a non-smoking community.
- Air conditioning
- Full kitchen
- Dining area
- Built-in storage
- Private bathroom with a tub or walk-in/roll-in shower
- Open living space
- On-site laundry
- Mailbox delivery
- Computer lab with Internet access
- Free wifi
- Spaces for gathering and socializing with neighbors, including a community room, outdoor terrace, raised garden beds, television lounge
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 Chehalis Providence Place? 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 Place overlooks the beautiful Chehalis Valley. Whether you take advantage of the bus that stops at the corner of our building or if you prefer to walk, it’s very easy to get around town. There are two Twin City Transit bus stops within walking distance and we are also just 15 minutes from the Amtrak station.
Providence Place residents enjoy easy access to grocery stores, such as the Safeway that’s ½ a mile away and the Grocery Outlet and Walmart that are less than two miles away. Providence Place is less than a mile from medical services and pharmacies.
The nearby Washington State University Extension offers a wide range of classes to help you learn new skills, explore your interests and volunteer your time and talents. Workshop and class offerings typically include gardening, cooking, canning and making jams and jellies.
There are a few parks close to our apartment building. Recreation Park/Penny Playground is about one mile away with picnic areas and playgrounds. Stan Hedwall Park is also close and has a lot of open space, walking trails, horseshoe pits and fishing along the Newaukum River.
Other nearby business and services include: