How to apply
1. Learn about eligibility requirements
Pride Place features 118 apartments at below market rents for income-qualified applicants. At Pride Place, Area Median Income (AMI) levels determine the maximum allowable income for a certain apartment. AMI is the midpoint of a region’s income distribution. These limits are not set by Community Roots Housing; AMI limits apply to affordable housing across the region. Units are restricted to people making a certain percentage of the AMI. You qualify for different units whether you make 30, 50, or 60% of the area median income. The chart below shows you the maximum income you can make to qualify for different units, depending on the size of your household.
As of July 15, 2023, Pride Place has units at the 50% and 60% AMI levels available. For information about alternative affordable housing options, including other properties with vacancies at the 30% AMI level, please contact the Community Roots leasing team by calling (206) 895-1400 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional eligibility criteria:
Pride Place was designed to be an affirming environment for LGBTQIA+ seniors. Households must have at least one resident who is 55 years of age or older.
2. Call (206) 347-1500
To begin the rental application process, call the number above. Please have the following information ready:
Your first and last name (please spell them out)
An email address to get in touch with you
If you do not have access to email, please have a reliable phone number ready
The apartment size you would like to rent
During your phone call, you will set an appointment to meet with a Community Roots Housing representative in person at the 12th Ave Arts building. You'll need to collect all the documents required to complete your rental application between your call and your appointment date.
3. Submit information online (optional)
After you call in, you will be provided with a link to an online form. If you have internet access, please fill this out. This helps the Community Roots team process applications as efficiently as possible.
The form helps gather necessary information about all household members, including questions regarding income and assets. All household members over the age of 18 will need to complete their own form, provided they have internet access. We know some people may not have access to a computer or reliable internet. Completing this form is not mandatory. Completing it simply allows the Community Roots team to better prepare for applicants.
The form will include questions about the following information: names and ages of all household members, disability status, current housing details, pet information, and emergency contacts. Once you have completed the form, you will be provided with the list of items and documents that you will need to bring to your in-person appointment.
4. In-person appointment at 12th Avenue Arts
Appointments will be held at the 12th Avenue Arts building in Capitol Hill, located at 1620 12th Avenue, Seattle WA 98122.
Due to regulatory requirements, we are required to verify all income and asset information for all members of the household. This can take some time depending on the information and whether documentation is provided at the appointment. To assist in this process, we ask that applicants have all contact information for income and asset sources ready. Due to the number of applications being processed, it can take three or more weeks for us to process paperwork and verify information.
5. Sign a lease
If your paperwork is approved, we will contact you to set a time to sign your lease and schedule your move-in day. We anticipate Pride Place will be ready for residents to move into by early September.
If you are not approved, you will receive a letter explaining why. You will have 14 days to appeal the decision. The unit will not be held during the appeal process.