Elizabeth James House

About the Building

Located near services and stores, including a grocery and bus service right outside the door. Residents will enjoy the controlled access building and improvements in energy efficiency. Some apartments have panoramic views.


Capitol Hill

HUD Waitlist Status

The waitlist is open for select apartments in this building. See what’s available and apply for a HUD apartment waitlist here.

60 Total Apartments

All one bedroom apartments

Built in 1968

Income Requirements

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


Must qualify as elderly or disabled.


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


  • Paid water/sewer/garbage
  • Energy-saving features
  • Elevator
  • On-site laundry
  • Free parking available (please inquire about availability)
  • Controlled access
  • Shared BBQ area
  • Garden area/pea patch
  • Resident lounge
  • Pet friendly
  • Resident Services available

Historical Trivia/Special Notation

The Elizabeth James House was built by Russell Gideon, a prominent figure in Seattle named by Ebony magazine as one of the nation’s 100 most influential black citizens. Gideon named the building after his mother, Elizabeth James.

Contact Information

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

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