Providence Gamelin House
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4515 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S
Seattle, WA 98108 (map)
King County
Seattle Proximity: South

Property Category:

Senior only

Properties for Seniors Only

These properties have been financed and operate to serve senior households only. In general, persons under 62 are not eligible for these properties. Often these properties have services and/or facilities that accommodate seniors. Some properties may define their senior age as 55 or older. Please see the property listing for details.

There are generally two types of senior properties:
1. Properties that require that all persons in the household be of senior age at initial move in to qualify
2. Properties that require that only the head of the household be of senior age at initial move in to qualify

Please call the MAIN CONTACT on each property listing for specific program or property eligibility.

Approximate Wait:
Over a year

Availability Detail:

Through Periodic Assessments, we communicated with applicants so that we could purge those who were no longer in need of housing or have become inactive and unreachable. Despite our effort, the wait for an apartment offer in our building has become more than 5 years. Thus, we have decided to close our waitlist for Providence Gamelin House, effective March 1st, 2018 until further assessment. If you have any questions about this notice, or would like more information, please feel free to contact us at 206-723-1242.

Special Eligibility:

All units offer HUD project based Section 8 subsidy. You will only pay 30% of your income for rent between the rents listed. This is a non-smoking property. Residents must be at least 62 years old. In a two person household, only one person needs to be 62 or older.

Gamelin House is owned and operated by the Providence Health System, a nonprofit Catholic health care organization dedicated to serving all in need. We provide equal housing opportunities for all prospective tenants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, parental/family status, retaliation, marital status, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, creed, political ideology, gender identity or membership in any other class of persons. Persons with a disability may inform the manager of this fact and may request reasonable accommodations in nonessential policies or practices to enable them to meet the property's screening criteria and be placed on the waiting list or lease a unit.


Providence Gamelin House in Seattle, Washington was completed in 2005 as part of the redevelopment of the community known as Rainier Vista in South Seattle. We provide secure and affordable housing for seniors, living independently, in a friendly, caring atmosphere.

Gamelin House occupies the top three floors of a four-story building. The first floor of the building houses the Providence ElderPlace program along with retail businesses.

Four-story building (with elevator) with 77 one-bedroom apartments. Four of the apartments are accessible for disabilities.

Apartments are approximately 515 square feet with full kitchens.
On-site laundry.
Access to neighborhood P-Patch.
One small pet allowed with pet deposit.
Non-smoking building.
Secure inside mail box delivery.
Secure building.
Community room, outdoor terrace, computer lab.
Regularly scheduled social activities.

Main Contact for Inquires and Application

Name: Ba Cam Ma Phone: 206-723-1242
Title: Housing Director Fax: 206-723-1247
Company: Providence Supportive Housing TDD: Call 711 for free relay service
Address: 4515 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S # 200 Email:
Seattle, WA 98108 Website:
Office Hours: M-F 10am-4pm, Wed: 10am-2pm
Management Contact

Name: Providence Supportive Housing Phone: 855-360-5478
Title: Supportive Housing Department Fax:
Company: Email:
Address: 2201 Lind Avenue Sw, Suite 160 Website:
Renton, WA 98057

Program Type(s)

Properties that offer HUD Project-Based subsidized apartments

Properties that offer HUD Project-Based Subsidized apartments

These properties are private, non-profit or Housing Authority Public rental housing where the federal and/or state government provides subsidies directly to the property through a HUD contract. The property owner or housing authority applies those subsidies to the rents he/she charges income eligible households. Unlike the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher tenant-based subsidy program, Project-based subsidy is not portable or transferrable. It stays with the property. Your rent at a Project-based subsidized property will be approximately 30 % of your adjusted monthly income as long as you qualify. You will need to income qualify and recertify your income at least once per year, or more often if necessary. Applicants for these properties need to qualify between the HUD Extremely Very low (30%) and the HUD Low (80%) annual gross income limits, depending upon program requirements and give preference to lower income limit households. HUD Project-Based programs include, but are not limited to:
HUD Section 8 Multifamily programs
HUD PRAC program for the elderly or disabled
HUD 202/8 program for the elderly
Housing Authority Project Based program

Please call the MAIN CONTACT on each property listing for specific program or property eligibility.

Income Limit Category: Extremely Low, Very Low,
Income Limit Details: Preferences for Admission (30% Area Median Income):
Applicants can qualify for an income preference if their gross household income does not exceed 30% of the Area Median Income established by HUD, and subject to change annually by HUD.

Non-Preferences (50% Area Median Income):
Annual income must be below $30,350 for a one person household or below $34,700 for a two person household.


Cable TV Hookup
Community Room
Computer Lab
Deck or Patio
Garden Setting
Non-Smoking Property
Laundry Room on Property
Pet Friendly
Utilities Included

Handicap Accessible Units
Property offers Wheelchair Accessible Apartments

These properties offer apartments that are accessible to persons in wheelchairs or have features desirable and useful to persons in wheelchairs or with mobility impairments. Some properties have apartments that are fully accessible and some have apartments that have been adapted to include accessible features. In accordance with the Fair Housing Act and ADA, all properties that are not specifically exempt will have common areas, pathways and offices that are accessible, or must make arrangements at the property to accommodate persons with mobility impairments. Accessible apartment features vary from property to property, but may include one or more of the following features:
Walk in showers or adapted bath tubs
Grab bars
Hand held Shower
Widened doorways and larger rooms
Lowered cabinets and countertops
Accessible countertops and sink
Accessible appliances
Levered door and faucet handles
Accessible switches and plugs
Lowered peep holes in doors
Hard flooring (non-carpeted)
Visible doorbells, smoke detectors, braille signage and documents

Please call the MAIN CONTACT on each property listing for specific accessibility features available at the property and in the apartments.

Proximity to transit: Front Door Pickup

Background Screening Information

Accepting Comprehensive Re-usable Tenant Screening Reports
Not Accepting Comprehensive Re-usable Tenant Screening Reports

Screening Information and Cost (If Any): ____

A comprehensive re-usable tenant screening report (portable report) means a tenant screening report, prepared by a consumer reporting agency at the direction of and paid for by the prospective tenant, and made available directly to a prospective landlord at no charge. Reports are re-usable for 30 days for multiple landlords.

In accordance with Senate Bill 6413 effective 6/9/2016, landlords have the option to either accept or not accept portable reports, and the landlords decision must be included in the landlord’s posted rental criteria.

If the landlord indicates its willingness to accept a comprehensive reusable tenant (portable) screening report, the landlord may access the landlord's own tenant screening report, regarding a prospective tenant, as long as the prospective tenant is not charged for the landlord's own tenant screening report.

Bedroom Sizes and Rent Structure

These rent amounts are generally the lowest and highest rents currently reported at this property. Please call the main contact listed above for details and requirements.

# of Bedrooms
Rent Range
# of units
1 Bedroom$0
$57477 Unit(s) 

Total Units:Directly Subsidized (Project-Based) Units:
77 Units77 Units

Rent Detail: All units offer HUD project based Section 8 subsidy. You will only pay 30% of your income for rent between the rents listed.

Equal Housing Opportunity -
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