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HUD – Subsidized Housing

Apply for HUD Apartment Waitlists

Some of our properties are subsidized by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, commonly known as HUD. Qualified applicants who are approved to move into subsidized apartments pay 30% of adjusted monthly income for rent. In order to move into one of these HUD subsidized properties a household must complete the subsidized application and be placed on a waitlist. It may take several years to get to the top of the list and be offered a unit.

Waitlists for certain apartments in these buildings are open:

Effective June 2021

Download applications for subsidized apartments here. Be sure to include accurate contact information – this is vital for us to be able to reach you if and when need be. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Community Roots Housing does not accept comprehensive reusable tenant screening reports.

Frequently asked questions

Yes! Email info@communityrootshousing.org or call 206-329-7303 to request an application by mail.

Return applications by email (info@communityrootshousing.org), fax (206-329-1857), or mail (1620 12th Avenue Suite 205, Seattle, WA 98122). Per COVID-19 safety needs, we are not currently accepting in-person applications. However, if you would rather not mail a paper application, you can submit applications to a drop box at our main office location at the address listed above.

Applicants currently on HUD waiting lists that need to update their information can download this HUD update form and submit it to our main office by mail or in person. Updates must be made in writing; updates cannot be taken over the phone for record-keeping purposes. 

If you have any questions regarding the status of your waitlist application after submission or have other questions, please contact our main office for information.

Once you have been added to a waitlist, the only way you can receive an update is by calling our office (or by visiting us in person once COVID restrictions allow). Updates will not be emailed for confidentiality purposes. 

You have 14 days to appeal that denial; your appeal must be submitted in writing via email or mail to our office. 

When a waiting list becomes longer than the amount of people we can service within two to three years, we stop taking applications. Because we have very few vacancies, we expect it will take a long time before we can assist applicants already on the waiting lists. No applications will be accepted for closed waitlists.

Feel free to call our office at (206) 329-7303 or contact us during office hours for an appointment. You can also email your questions to info@communityrootshousing.org. One of our team members will be happy to help you find a place to put down roots.

Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers cannot be used at these properties. Upon move out of these project-based apartments, the subsidy stays with the property. We screen applicants in accordance with the Seattle Fair Chance Housing requirements. If the applicant or any adult member of the household is listed on the sex offender registry for a conviction that occurred when the individual was an adult, they may be subject to secondary screening to determine whether there is a risk to the health, safety, or welfare of residents or staff; in such instances, the applicant may provide supplemental information related to the individual’s rehabilitation, good conduct, and additional facts or explanations. Upon secondary screening, if it is determined that a legitimate business reason exists to do so, the application will be denied.
Applicants for federally assisted housing, including HUD Sec 8 units, will be denied if the applicant or any member of the household is subject to a lifetime sex offender registration requirement under a state sex offender registration program and/or has been convicted of the manufacture or production of methamphetamine on the premises of federally assisted housing.

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