Seattle: Providence Dolores House

Getting Started

Interested in living at Providence Dolores House (formerly known as Booth Gardens Apartments)? 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.

About Providence Dolores House

Providence Dolores House, a HUD-subsidized apartment building located in north Seattle, is nestled among tall trees and greenery, making some of the 1- and 2-bedroom apartments feel as if they are treehouses.

Providence Health & Services acquired Providence Dolores House in 2018 in order to provide residents with a high-quality, affordable place to call home for low-income households with a member who is 18 years of age or older with a verifiable disability. 

In addition to providing residents with an affordable place to call home, we offer services coordination to help our residents identify and access community resources.


In order to submit an application for housing at Providence Dolores 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 18 years of age or older with a verifiable disability
  • Households of 1-2 persons will be considered for 1-bedroom apartments, and households with 2-4 persons will be considered for 2-bedroom apartments
  • Applicants must disclose their social security numbers during the application process, 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 April 24,2019 are as follows:
    • 1-Person Household: $38,750
    • 2-Person Household: $44,300
    • 3-Person Household: $49,850
    • 4-Person Household: $55,350

*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.


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.


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.

Providence Dolores House (formerly Booth Gardens Apartments) Application

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.

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.