Katharine’s Place provides 25 units of low-income family housing in Seattle’s Rainier Valley, with some units set aside for families with special needs. Fifteen (15) units are subsidized by Seattle Housing Authority and are designated as permanent housing units for homeless families with children. These units are filled solely through Family Housing Connection. As of April 23, 2012, Katharine’s Place Apartments no longer maintains the waitlist for these units. Click here to visit the Coordinated Entry for All website. The remaining ten (10) units are non-subsidized, rent-restricted units.

As of July 2016, the non-subsidized units are $750 for a one bedroom, $940 for a two bedroom townhome and $1000 for a three bedroom. Some units are reserved for families with special needs, including families in which one or more household member is disabled and large families of four (4) or more. Additional criteria include meeting applicable income limits, eligible citizenship status and passing a criminal background check.

The waiting list for the ten (10) non-subsidized, rent-restricted units at Katharine’s Place is closed as of December 11, 2014.

Applicants already on the waitlist are responsible to check in regularly to save their spot and to inform Katharine’s Place staff of any changes to their contact information or household conditions. To check in, please call Audrey at (206) 722-0717.

We accept Comprehensive Reusable Tenant Screening Reports. For information click here.

Katharine’s Place is always looking for support from community volunteers.  Whether you’re interested in physical projects like weeding or interior painting, teaching an afternoon art project to children or hosting a big holiday event, we would love your help!  For more information, select the link to the “Katharine’s Place Volunteer Brochure.”

Katharine’s Place Bus Mural Art Project Summer 2010

Our decorated bus stop is located on the northeast corner of MLK Jr. Way S. and S. Orcas in Rainier Valley.  All artwork design and painting was completed by Katharine’s Place children, parents and staff.