Seattle: Providence Gamelin House

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Getting Started

Interested in living at Providence Gamelin 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.

About Gamelin House

Welcome to Providence Gamelin House, a HUD-subsidized apartment complex for seniors, ages 62 and older, in Seattle’s Rainier Vista neighborhood. We offer 77 private apartments in one of Seattle’s most culturally diverse communities.

We opened our doors in 2005 to provide residents with a high-quality, affordable place to call home. We are pleased to offer services coordination to help residents age in place. Providence Gamelin House is also conveniently located directly above Providence ElderPlace, an innovative program that provides older adults with health care and social services.

“Well kept, clean and the staff is friendly and helpful.” - Providence Gamelin House Resident


In order to submit an application for housing at Providence Gamelin 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 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 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.


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.

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.