Built in 2012, Ernestine Anderson Place houses low-income seniors 62 years of age and older in the Central Area adjacent to downtown and Capitol Hill. The five-story building features a library with internet-enabled computers, a large community room, a classroom, an exercise room, and a patio garden.
Ernestine Anderson Place is named in honor of legendary jazz singer Ernestine Anderson, an international star from Seattle’s Central Area and graduate of Garfield High. In a career spanning more than five decades, she has recorded over 30 albums. She has been nominated four times for a Grammy Award. She has sung at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Monterey Jazz Festival, as well as at jazz festivals all over the world.
Units: 60 studio and 1-bedroom apartments
Eligibility: Ernestine Anderson Place serves homeless and low income seniors 55 and older making 50% or less of Area Median Income (AMI). All applicants undergo and must pass a background check.
How to Apply: Ernestine Anderson Place does not accept applications. All units are filled by referral from partner agencies.
Historical: Press Release — Ernestine Anderson Place Grand Opening (2013)