CHS reported on the January 7th opening of the application process for the 110 affordable apartment units slated to open later this year in Station House, the development from Capitol Hill Housing part of set of brand new buildings rising above the Capitol Hill Station light rail facility.
Just how big was demand for the six-story building’s affordable units? Capitol Hill Housing tells CHS that within 10 minutes, 300 respondents had filled out the form expressing interest in the application process — and more than 1,300 registered through the mid-January deadline.
Station House’s mix of studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units are available to those earning at or below 30%, 50%, and 60% of area median income. Capitol Hill Housing will assess eligibility during a screening process and applicant reviews. Under Seattle’s “First in Time” ordinance, Station House applicants will be called in the order in which they applied in the early interest round.
“We are continuing to call applicants back in the order the online form was received,” a message posted this week by CHH reads. “Due to the high volume of people interested in living at Station House, this is still an ongoing process. ”
Capitol Hill Housing says flyers and information were being shared out to its community partners in advance of the application process.
In another recent example of Seattle’s continuing need for new affordable housing, this 23rd and Jackson affordable project recorded 850 applicants for its 75 units that are being made available under a “community preference” policy that requires residents to prove they lived in the neighborhood before the year 2000.
Capitol Hill Station is set to open in March.
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