Station House – Now Leasing

Want to live at Station House?

We have just a few studios left!

Rents start at $1,132. We are currently offering a deal on studios for TWO months free rent, plus ongoing water, sewer, garbage paid.*  To apply for an apartment at Station House review this info below and then fill out the short form, or call 206-204-3800 today. 

Apply Here!

Call-backs to applicants are on a first come, first serve basis. Income restrictions apply. Apartments are limited, cannot be guaranteed, and depend on applicant eligibility. We require a minimum household income of $27,168 per year and a maximum household income of $46,500 for one person, $53,150 for two people. *Two months free rent  applies across a one-year lease.

Per the Governor’s Stay Healthy, Stay Home Order, affordable housing has been deemed an essential sector that can continue operations following the health and other guidance of government and public health officials.

A transit-oriented development in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill Neighborhood

Station House features 110 affordable apartments co-located with the Capitol Hill Light Rail Station in the heart of the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. It opened in March 2020.

• Studios, one-, two-and three-bedroom units
• Environmentally-friendly with LEED Platinum certification (learn more here!)
• Located at the Capitol Hill Light Rail Station (131 10th Ave E.)
• Rooftop deck
• Common laundry facilities on each floor
• Bicycle parking
• 1,400 square feet of community meeting space

Also see the building listing and summary flyers on Station House amenities and features in Amharic (አማርኛ), English, Simplified Chinese (简体中文), Somali (Soomaali), Spanish (Español), and Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

A view of a modern kitchen and dining table, Station House by Community Roots Housing. Photo by William Wright.   A view of a modern kitchen and dining table, Station House by Community Roots Housing. Photo by William Wright  A view of a modern kitchen and dining table, Station House by Community Roots Housing, view from kitchen sink to a dining table and streetscape

Eligibility & Process


Applicants are eligible based on their gross household income and number of people in the household. The chart below shows the maximum allowable income for different sized families for a studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom. See the chart in our flyer for detailed info on the income limits per household, number of apartments available, and rent ranges. See FAQ below for more information.


Step 1: Submit a Form to Express Your Interest

  • The form is available for applications for only the 60% Area Median Income limits and rent ranges in the chart below. The 30% and 50% apartments, and the one- and two-bedroom apartments have been filled.
Apartment Type  Rent Household SizeMinimum Annual Household IncomeMaximum Annual Household Income
(385-470 sq ft)
 $1,1321-2 Persons $ 27,1681 Person   $46,500
2 Persons $53,150

*Rent amounts are subject to change.

Please see the status box at the top of this page for the link to fill out the short form for an apartment.

  • The form asks for the following:
    • Your first name and last name
      • A reliable phone number and email address. We will call you back via phone to start the pre-screening process. If you require a special accommodation, please indicate from our available options on the form.
    • The apartment size you are interested in
    • How you heard about apartments at Station House

In keeping with the City’s “First in Time” ordinance, applicants will be called in the order in which they filled out the form. If you have not received a call back, it means that all apartments have been filled.

Step 2: Pre-screening

  • If you receive a call back from one of our administrative assistants, they will ask you a series of questions to determine  for an apartment.

Step 3: Set-up a virtual appointment or in-person, in needed, following health and hygiene guidance

  • Based on the results of your pre-screening, the administrative assistants will also set up a time for a virtual appointment or in-person appointment, if needed, following public health social distance and hygiene practices, to fill out eligibility paperwork. The administrative assistant will explain what documents will be needed for your appointment. This information is also available here.
  • You will be required to submit the following fees directly after the appointment: There will be a $52 application fee per adult in the household over the age of 18 and $200 apartment holding fee. If you do not qualify for an apartment, the $200 apartment holding fee will be refunded.

Step 4: Applicant Review

  • If for some reason there is a problem with your application or you are missing information, you will have 72 hours to provide the correct information before we will move on to the next applicant in line. Additional time may be provided, as a result of COVID-19, if needed.

Step 5: Move-ins

  • If your application is approved, we will contact you to schedule a time to sign your lease electronically and set a move-in date and time. We are following public health social distance and hygiene practices.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

You will be expected to bring documents that demonstrate how much money you (and everyone in your household) make as well as the value of any of your assets. A full list of items to have ready when you apply can be found online in a document called “What to bring when you apply”.

As part of the application process we will run a background check. Background screening fees are $52 per person, over the age of 18 in your household. Once you have been approved for an apartment, an apartment holding fee of $200 will also be charged.

We do not look at your credit score when considering your application. However, we do look at your rental history including rent and utility payments.

All apartments at Station House have income minimums and maximums you must make to qualify for the building. Currently, the remaining units to be filled are studios with rents starting at $1,132 with a minimum annual household income of $27,168* and a maximum household income depending on your household size ranging from $46,500 for one person to $53,150 for two people.

Anticipated Rent Ranges
Please note that rents are subject to change.



Size Range

Rent Range



385-470 sq. ft.

$551 – $1,132

One Bedroom


538-720 sq. ft.

$587 – $1,210

Two Bedroom


743-969 sq. ft.

$697 – 1,445

Three Bedroom


948-1,101 sq. ft.

$783 – $1,646

Maximum Income Limits

Household Size

30% AMI

50% AMI

60% AMI

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Poor rental history or a criminal record do not necessarily disqualify you from housing with Community Roots Housing. If you do not meet our rental housing policy standard, you may request an Individual Assessment (IA) of your criminal history, rental history, mortgage history or references. This IA will be conducted by a blind panel of staff to make a final determination of eligibility.

Learn more about our Individual Assessment Process online.

If another person has previously filled out the short form on your web browser, you can enable private browsing on any web browser. See directions here (external link) for Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. If available, you can also try accessing the form from a different web browser not previously used.

We screen for people who are listed on the sex offender registry for a conviction that occurred when the person was an adult. We also screen for people who have been convicted of the manufacture or production of methamphetamine on the premises of federally assisted housing.

We anticipate having printed floor plans available electronically or virtually at the time of application processing to help you determine if the apartment is right for you. Once you are confirmed for eligibility the site manager can coordinate a time for you to see the apartment virtually or in-person.

We cannot guarantee any particular unit, but we will do our best to accommodate requests. Any requests for special features or needs in the apartment that are related to a disability must be verified by a healthcare provider or other qualified source.  

If you completed an application, the appeal process is outlined in your denial letter. Appeals must be submitted in writing. Unfortunately, we cannot hold an apartment while a decision is appealed.

Once you have a scheduled a move-in date, you should check with your current landlord about the appropriate time to give notice. Do not give notice before you have a scheduled move-in date.

No, Station House is a smoke-free property.

Bike room with bike racks at Station House by Community Roots Housing (Photo by William Wright)  Rooftop view of Mount Rainier at Station House by Community Roots Housing (Photo by William Wright)   Solar panels on the rooftop of Station House by Community Roots Housing

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