Built in 2009, the Bart Harvey houses low-income seniors 62 years of age and older in Seattle’s Cascade/South Lake Union neighborhood.
The six-story building has 32 studio apartments and 17 one-bedroom apartments. All units are wheelchair-accessible, and all have kitchens with dishwashers and full-size refrigerators.
On the Bart Harvey’s ground floor are a community meeting space with a full kitchen, a ping-pong room, offices for the building’s resident manager and its full-time case manager, a library, and one of two laundry rooms. In the library are four computers for tenants’ use.
Sustainable health-promoting elements were incorporated into the design of the building, among them a green roof that provides garden spaces and a walkway for tenants’ use.
Units: 49: 32 studios and 17 one-bedroom units
Eligibility: The Bart Harvey serves seniors 62 and older making 50% or less of Area Median Income (AMI). The residents pay no more than 30% of their income in rent. Ten units are set aside for homeless seniors, and ten are set aside for disabled people. All applicants undergo and must pass a background check.
How to Apply: The Bart Harvey maintains a waitlist. The waitlist is CLOSED.
Historical: Bart Harvey Grand Opening Release (2009)