Providence Joseph House
Providence Joseph House is a high-quality, supportive housing program owned and managed by Providence Health and Services. Designed and built especially for low-income, aging seniors and persons with disabilities, the building features 65 one- and two-bedroom private apartments with all the comforts of home. Each apartment includes full kitchen amenities with a dining area, a private bathroom with tub or walk-in shower, built-in storage and an open floor plan. Shared laundry facilities and welcoming community spaces are available to all residents.
Located in the Seola Gardens community of White Center, Providence Joseph House is located in close proximity to social services, public transit, grocery stores, parks, a community P-Patch and a wide variety of other community services. Designed to be pedestrian-friendly, the Seola Gardens community has developed a series of walking paths, sidewalks and stairways to connect residents to services inside the community as well as provide easy access outside of the community.
Providence places a high value in supporting individual residents and creating a vibrant community by providing a shared computer lab with internet access, gathering spaces for resident groups, and a wide variety of scheduled activities including educational and recreational programming. A Service Coordinator can help residents identify and access local resources and services, and can advocate for residents who need assistance.
Providence Joseph House receives an operating subsidy from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for some of the apartments, and receives an operating subsidy for other apartments from King County Housing Authority (KCHA). HUD and KCHA requirements state that applicants for housing at Providence Joseph House must be at least 62 years of age at the time of application or they must be at least 18 years of age and have a verifiable disability at the time of application. Household annual income cannot exceed 50% of the area median income. Residents pay approximately 30% of their monthly income toward their rent and utilities.
Providence Joseph House provides equal housing opportunities for all prospective tenants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, parental/family status, familial or marital status, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, creed, political ideology, gender, gender identity or membership in any other class of persons.