El Nor

About the Building

El Nor is located just off Yesler in the Central District on a quiet residential street. The building was completely renovated in 2020. El Nor features a large, private garden area with seating as well as a pea-patch gardening area. Please note: household must meet elderly definition of 55 years of age or older to qualify.


Central District

55 Total Apartments

All one bedroom apartments

Built in 1907

Income Requirements

Household must qualify for HUD-subsidized housing. Please contact our office for more information.


55 years +


Convenient access to Metro bus routes, Sound Transit, and Link light rail. See Walk Score for more.


  • Paid water/sewer/garbage
  • Energy-saving features
  • Classic building
  • Elevator
  • On-site laundry
  • Controlled access
  • Community patios
  • Garden area/pea patch
  • Pet friendly
  • Resident Services available
  • 2 resident community rooms

Historical Trivia/Special Notation

The El Nor was originally constructed as two separate buildings – the Eleanor and Northern Apartments. The two were combined during renovation in the 1970s. In 2020, the building was completely renovated and upgraded with energy-saving features while preserving the historic façade and beautiful garden areas.

Contact Information

For leasing inquiries, contact (206) 895-1400 or leasinginfo@communityrootshousing.org

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