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. Please note that 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 July 1, 2020

Download applications for subsidized apartments here.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: For questions, see our contact page for office hours. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Email or call 206-329-7303 to request an application by mail.

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.


When a waiting list becomes longer than the amount of people we can service within two – 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.


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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