Century House Apartments
1711 23rd Ave S
Seattle, King County, Washington 98144

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Funding Programs

Century House Apartments was developed and operates with Federal housing financing. The property utilizes the Project Based Sec. 8 Federal housing program to make rent affordable to lower income tenants.

Section 8

Century House Apartments has a project-based Section 8 contract. 83 of the 83 total units at the property receive Section 8 assistance. This means that 100% of the renter households in the property pay no more than 30% of their adjusted income for rent.

The current Section 8 contract was effective on May 01, 2016 and the contract expires on April 30, 2036. The Section 8 contract rent is 85.7% of the Fair Market Rent for the area. According to the HUD Multifamily database, the fair market rents for the area are $1,225.00 for One Bedroom and $1,523.00 for Two Bedroom.

9% of Washington properties and 26% of all properties across the country have Section 8 rental subsidies. See the Rent Subsidies section for more.

Overview

Century House Apartments is an affordable apartment community located in Seattle, Washington which is located in King County. The property is located in Washington's 7th Congressional District served by Representative Pramila Jayapal (D), Senator Patty Murray (D) and Senator Maria Cantwell (D).

Century House Apartments is an apartment community containing 83 rental units. The property contains 84 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, Century House Apartments is home to not more than 127 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

Century House Apartments provides rental subsidies to renters. The type of subsidy provided to apartment renters in Seattle, WA by this property is Project Based Sec. 8.

This subsidy allows the renter to pay 30% of his or her income for rent while the subsidy pays the difference. To qualify, a renter must earn 50% or less of the Area Median Income.

There is a minimum rent payment of not less than $25 and as much as $50 for all subsidy recipients at this property. That means that even if a renter has zero income, they will still be required to pay rent. In recent years, there have been various legislative proposals to increase the Section 8 minimum rent but advocates make the valid point that minimum rents affect the poorest of the poor.

Unit Mix

Century House Apartments contains a mix of 83 assisted one and two bedroom apartments for rent. There are 82 One Bedroom and 1 Two Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 99% One Bedroom and 1% Two Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for Century House Apartments is 1.01.

Washington's 7th

Congressional District

83

Total Units

83

Project Based Sec. 8 Units

85.7

% of Fair Market Rent

30-Apr-36

Project Based Sec. 8 Contract Expiration

One and Two

Unit Mix

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