Providence Vincent House is a high-quality HUD-subsidized apartment building for seniors age 62 years and older. Located in downtown Seattle next to the historic Pike Place Market, some of our apartments have stunning views of Elliot Bay and the Puget Sound. When you walk out our front door you are merely steps away from the world famous Pike Place Market, shopping, coffee shops, restaurants, museums and Victor Steinbrueck Park.
In addition to providing residents with an affordable place to call home, we offer services coordination and help our residents identify and access community resources. Providence Vincent House has a high staff-to-tenant ratio to make sure all of our residents get the support they need to remain independent.
“This is the best place because you are in the heart of the city.” –Providence Vincent House Resident
In order to submit an application for housing at Providence Vincent 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 studio 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.
There’s no denying one of the best things about living here is the waterfront view. Some of the apartments in our four-story secure building face Elliot Bay and have gorgeous views of the water and the Olympic Mountains.
We have 60 studio apartments, ranging in size from 355 to 408 square feet, and our building has an elevator. Several of our apartments are designed for people with mobility needs. These apartments have roll-in showers and wider doorways, open floor plans that allow for easy access to the kitchen, electrical features with lower switches, interior courtyard views, and are located close to the elevator.
- Full kitchen
- Private bathroom with a tub or walk-in/roll-in shower, complete with grab bars and an emergency pull cord
- Emergency pull cord system in every apartment
- Built-in clothing storage located in the living area
- ADA compliant apartments available
- Open floor plan
- Shared laundry facilities
- Computer lab with Internet access and printing capabilities
- Mailbox delivery
Welcoming community spaces, including a large courtyard in the center of the building with lots of greenery and raised garden, an outdoor terrace and a community room.
We take pride in our deep relationships with local community resources to provide our residents with on-site services coordination. Our staff can also advocate for residents who need assistance.
One small pet is allowed with a pet deposit.
Providence Vincent House is a close-knit community thanks in part to our very busy activities calendar to help you get the most of out life. We provide a mix of recreational and educational programming. We also encourage residents to visit the nearby Pike Market Senior Center for additional activities, classes and social gatherings.
- Monthly community meal
- Monthly birthday party
- Movie night
- Bi-monthly High Tea and other special events as requested by tenants
- Celebrations for all major holidays (i.e. 4th of July BBQ, Thanksgiving Dinner)
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 Vincent 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.
The Pike Place Market neighborhood is a vibrant community and some people call it the “soul of Seattle.”
Pike Place Market was established in 1907 is open 362 days a year. Providence Vincent House residents simply need to walk out our front doors and take a few steps to reach the market where you can buy fresh produce, meat, fish, dairy products and baked goods. The Pike Market Food Bank is another nearby resource and clients can stop by once a week for free groceries. For the rest of your grocery shopping needs, a City Target is about two blocks away.
Living near the market also means residents have easy access to the Pike Market Clinic which serves homeless, elderly and low-income clients. The Pike Market Clinic offers primary care and several other health and wellness services. Providence Vincent House is also just blocks away from a Neighborcare Pharmacy and several major national pharmacy chains.
Getting around town is easy when you live at Providence Vincent House. All of Seattle’s major bus lines run through downtown and bus stops are within two blocks of our building. You will also find a Sound Transit Link Light Rail station four blocks away at Westlake Center.
Providence Vincent House is within walking distance of the Pike Market Senior Center, Victor Steinbrueck Park, the Seattle Waterfront, the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Public Library – Central Library, a U.S. Post Office branch, a Social Security office and several places of worship for your spiritual needs.