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Housing Resources


    1. Rentals - Low-income/subsidized, affordable, or market rate
    2. First-time Homebuyers
    3. Emergency Shelter
    4. Transitional Housing
    5. Senior Housing
    6. Disabled Housing
    7. Landlord/Tenant Issues
    8. Mobile Homes
    9. Housing Repair
  10. Other useful links 
        (Includes resources for preventing foreclosure)

1. Rentals 
For additional resources regarding low-income/subsidized, affordable, or market rate rental units, see links below.

    A. Low-income/subsidized (qualified renters pay 30% of their income)

    Affordable Housing Network
    Archdiocesan Housing Authority
    Housing Resource Group
    HUD-subsidized units
    King County Housing Authority
    LATCH Lutheran Alliance to Create Housing
    LIHI Low Income Housing Institute
    Renton Housing Authority
    Imagine Housing
    Tax credit properties (Apartment buildings where property
    owners offer some units at below market rate to qualified
    renters, in return for tax credits.)

    B. Affordable (less than market rate but not subsidized)

    Eastside Rentals
    Liberty Square 
    Housing Resource Group
    Senior Housing Assistance Group  

    C. Market-rate  

    There are many online resources for market-rate rental housing, including: (for rental homes)

2. First-time Homebuyers

For individuals and families who find it difficult to afford to buy a home, community resources are available. In addition to the resource links listed below, please check the Seattle Post-Intelligencer list of area programs that can provide assistance with a down payment or low/no-interest rate loans. 

Community Home Ownership Center (also called Washington Homeownership Center)
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Habitat for Humanity
Homestead Community Land Trust
International District Housing Alliance
Washington Homeownership Center
Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC)

3. Emergency Shelter - From one to 90 days in length

Archdiocesan Housing Authority
ARISE/CCS (men only)
Compass Center
Hospitality House (women only)
Multi-Service Center

4. Transitional Housing - From 90 days up to two years

Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy
Archdiocesan Housing Authority
Catholic Community Services
Cedar Park Apartments - 408 Monroe NE, 425-271-7482. Apply at onsite office. Ask for set-aside units.
Multi-Service Center
Vision House (for families)
Way Back Inn (for families)
YWCA (for women and families)

5. Senior Housing

    A. Education about senior issues and how to choose the best level of care

    Adult boarding homes
    Assisted living - Also see Senior Housing Assistance Group, and
    Senior Information and Assistance, below
    DSHS - Benefits and other services for seniors
    Senior Information and Assistance 
    Senior Services

   B.  Housing

   Renton Housing Authority
   Retirement homes
   Senior Housing Assistance Group (SHAG)

6. Disabled Housing

Parkview Homes 
Also see Housing Repair, #9 below

7. Landlord/Tenant Issues

King County Bar Association (Lists free resources, such as neighborhood legal clinics)
Landlord/Tenant Guide 
Tenant's Union
Washington State Attorney General

8. Mobile Homes

Mobile home disputes  
State of Washington mobile/manufactured home website

9. Housing Repair

Checkbook - How to find contractors
King County Housing Repair Program
Renton Housing Repair Assistance Program (HRAP) 

10. Other useful links

Foreclosures - Preventing:
    Tips on how to avoid losing your house  
    Rate freeze and loan modification program, providing alternatives to foreclosure
    Solid Ground Housing Counseling 206-694-6766
    Housing Stability Project. Call 2-1-1 or 206-461-3200 to see if you are eligible.
    HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development)
    Reverse mortgages
    Solid Ground (formerly Fremont Public Association)

Compiled by: City of Renton Human Services: 425-430-6600.

New! is a FREE housing locator website providing information about rental housing.  Prospective tenants can search for rentals according to specific needs, such as affordability, proximity to medical facilities, public transit, and schools.  Residents can search (and list) online at or call a toll-free, bilingual call center for assistance:  1-877-428-8844, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time.