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Low-Income Apartments
Low-income apartments cost less than similar apartments for rent. Require tenants to meet age and income guidelines. Income from assets (savings, annuities, investments, spousal support, etc.) is counted as income.

Subsidized Apartments
Renters pay 30 percent of their monthly income for rent and utilities. Require individuals to meet moderate to low income guidelines. Income from assets (savings, annuities, investments, spousal support, etc.) is counted as income.

Contact individual apartments for current guidelines, openings and waiting lists. Note that prices and eligibility periodically change.

List below includes:

Subsidized Housing - Tacoma
  • Renters pay 30 percent of their monthly income for rent and utilities.
  • All are small one-bedroom apartments unless otherwise noted.
  • Apply at each apartment individually. Eligibility and rental rates change frequently.

Catalina Apartments
  • 1616 S. Yakima #2
    Tacoma, WA 98405
  • Ph: (253) 627-5211
  • 43 units - playground, four fully-equipped handicapped-accessible homes, improved laundry rooms and gardening areas. All residents benefit from HUD's project-based rental assistance.

Conifer South
  • 5235 S. Warner
    Tacoma, WA 98405
  • Ph: (253) 627-8029
  • Seniors age 62+ or disabled
  • One bedroom available at subsidized rate.

Fourteen Hundred Market Street
  • 1400 Market St.
    Tacoma, WA 98405
  • Ph: (253) 272-9475
  • Seniors age 62+

Golden Hemlock
  • 5939 N. 26th
    Tacoma, WA 98407
  • Ph: (253) 752-6491
  • Seniors age 62+

HarborView Manor
  • 919 S. Fawcett
    Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Ph: (253) 272-5552
  • Seniors 62+ or using wheelchair full-time

International Place Apartments
  • 1701 E. 44th St.
    Tacoma, WA 98404
  • Ph: (253) 535-4202
  • At least one HH member age 62+
  • Call to apply: (253) 475-6861

Juniper Gardens
  • 3018 N. Highland St.
    Tacoma, WA 98407
  • Ph: (253) 759-9711
  • Seniors age 62+

McKinley Terrace
  • 807 E. Wright Ave. and 3202 E. ''I'' St.
    Tacoma, WA 98404
  • Ph: (253) 272-8440
  • Seniors age 62+

Metropolitan Development Council
  • 435 S. Fawcett (Office)
    Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Single room occupancy
  • Duplexes
  • Homes
  • 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, some wheelchair accessible
  • Accepts Section 8
  • Special Needs Housing
  • Rent does not include electricity
  • Will not accept residents with felonies or poor rental history
  • Ph: (253) 597-6728
Pacific Villa
  • 121 E. 96th St.
    Tacoma, WA 98445
  • Ph: (253) 538-9387
  • Seniors age 62+

Pine Tree Harbor

  • 2501 S. ''G'' St.
    Tacoma, WA 98405
  • Ph: (253) 627-8029
  • Seniors age 62+ or disabled
  • Studio and 1 bedroom

Redwood Park Apartments 
  • 3015 N. Pearl
    Tacoma, WA 98407
  • Ph: (253) 759-9711
  • All ages including families

Tahoma Vista Village
  • 1512 S. Mildred
    Tacoma, WA 98465
  • Ph: (253) 565-5205
  • Seniors 62+ and mobility-impaired people

True Vine Apartments

  • 1819 S. Mason
    Tacoma, WA 98405
  • Ph: (253) 761-1309
  • Must be on Social Security

Winthrop Apartments

  • 776 Commerce St.
    Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Ph: (253) 272-9329
  • Any age

Wright Park House
  • 401 S. ''G'' St. #706
    Tacoma, WA 98405
  • Ph: (253) 272-2304
  • Seniors 62+ or disabled on SSI

Low-Income Apartments
Low-income apartments charge a low, flat rate to all residents.

Annobee Apartments
  • 323 N. ''I'' St.
    Tacoma, WA 98403
  • (253) 272-4310
  • Must be age 55+
  • 1- and 2-bedroom units
  • 45 apartments, three are "handicapped friendly"
  • Four stories with elevator
  • Rent does not include electricity

Conservatory Place I
  • 203 S. ''G'' St.
    Tacoma, WA 98403
  • Ph: (253) 383-1500 or 1 (888) 450-7424
  • Must be age 61+
  • Accepts Section 8
  • 1- and 2-bedroom units
  • Includes utilities except for cable / phone
  • Operated by Senior Housing Assistance Group

Conservatory Place II
  • 319 S. ''G'' St.
    Tacoma, WA 98403
  • Ph: (253) 305-0400
  • Must be age 62+
  • Accepts Section 8
  • 1-bedroom units only
  • Includes utilities except for cable / phone
  • Operated by Senior Housing Assistance Group

Eliza McCabe Townhomes

  • South 23rd St. and Yakima
  • Tacoma, WA 98402
  • (253) 572-4179
  • All ages
  • 41 units
  • 2, 3, and 4 bedroom townhomes
  • Disability set-asides
  • Rents vary based on income
  • Computer lab on-site

Emmons Apartments
  • 1010 S. Eighth St.
    Tacoma, WA 98405
  • Ph: (253) 274-5710

Fern Hill Terrace
  • 210 S. 80th St.
    Tacoma, WA 98408
  • Ph: (253) 475-0482

Golden Given Apartments
  • 1023 74th St. E.
    Tacoma, WA 98404
  • Ph: (253) 536-3154

Hillside Gardens

  • South 17th and ''G'' Streets
    Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Ph: (253) 627-5783
  • All Ages
  • 41 units
  • 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments
  • Disability set-asides
  • Rents vary based on income
  • Computer lab on-site

Hotel Olympus
  • 815 Pacific Ave.
    Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Ph: (253) 274-1250
  • All ages
  • Accepts Section 8
  • Studios, 1- and 2-bedroom units
  • Some wheelchair-accessible apartments
  • Seven-story building with elevator
  • Won't accept residents with felonies or prior evictions
  • Rent does not include electricity

Liberty Apartments 
  • Corner of S. 12th and J Streets
    Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Ph: (253) 383-0848
  • All Ages
  • Accepts Section 8
  • One and 2-bedroom units
  • Parking available, no extra charge
  • Three stories, no elevator
  • Rent does not include gas or electricity
Life Manor
  • 1601 S. Union Ave.
    Tacoma, WA 98405
  • Ph: (253) 383-3363
  • 62 and older or disabled
  • Includes utilities except phone and cable

Meadow Park Garden Court
  • 5704 Hanna Pierce Rd. W.
    Tacoma, WA 98404
  • Ph: (253) 474-5103

Metropolitan Development Council
  • 435 S. Fawcett (Office)
    Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Single-room occupancy
  • Duplexes
  • Homes
  • 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, some wheelchair-accessible
  • Accepts Section 8
  • Special Needs Housing
  • Rent does not include electricity
  • Will not accept residents with felonies or poor rental history
  • Ph: (253) 597-6728

NBA Disciples Terrace
  • 1512 S. Mildred St.
    Tacoma, WA 98465
  • Ph: (253) 565-5205
  • 62 and older
  • Section 8 rental assistance and subsidized units
  • One-bedroom apartments

New Look Apartments

  • 1114 S. 11th St.
    Tacoma, WA
  • Ph: (253) 779-0299
  • Must be age 62+
  • 1- and 2-bedroom units
  • 45 apartments, three-story building with elevator

New Tacoma Apartments

  • 1709 S. G St.
    Tacoma, WA
  • Ph: (253) 272-1772
  • 58 apartments designated for households age 62 and older
    • Income qualified
      • $24,400 for single
      • $27,850 for two-person household
    • Rents calculated on 30 percent of annual household income
    • Water, trash and sewer included in rent
  • 16 apartments designated for households age 55 and older
    • Income qualified
      • $29,280 for single
      • $33,420 for two-person household
    • Rents start at $649 per month
    • Water, trash and sewer included in rent

Rembrandt Apartments

  • 402 St. Helens Ave.
    Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Ph: (253) 272-4349

Rialto Apartments
  • 311 S. Ninth St.
    Tacoma, WA 98404
  • Ph: (252) 272-5486

Tanara Villa Apartments
  • 6322 N. 26th
    Tacoma, WA 98407
  • Ph: (253) 752-8862
  • No age requirement
  • Accepts Section 8
  • One-bedroom apartments
  • 130 units, three-story building, no elevator
  • Rent does not include utilities

Vintage at Tacoma
  • 4023 South Lawrence
    Tacoma, WA 98409
  • Ph: (253) 472-2217
  • People with disabilities 55+; seniors 62+
  • Website

      Westside Estates

    • 922 N. Pearl St.
      Tacoma, WA 98406
    • Ph: (253) 752-7779

    Tacoma Housing Authority
    • 902 S. ''L'' St.
      Tacoma, WA 98405
    • Ph: (253) 207-4400
    • Website
    • 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Renters pay 30 percent of their monthly income for rent and utilities. Must be age 62+ or disabled with an income less than $2379/month (couples $2720/month). Call for most recent eligibility requirements as they change frequently.

    Locations
    • 911 N. ''K'' St.
      Tacoma, WA 98403
    • 3201 S. Fawcett
      Tacoma, WA 98408
    • 401 N. ''G'' St.
      Tacoma, WA 98403
    • Wilson Apartments
      1202 S. ''M'' S.
      Tacoma, WA 98405
    • 2302 Sixth Ave.
      Tacoma, WA 98403
    • Fred Ludwig Apartments
      5425 S. Lawrence
      Tacoma, WA 98409
    • 602 S. Wright
      Tacoma, WA 98408

    Shared Housing
    Home Sharing - Shared Living
    For a growing number of persons faced with losing their independence and struggling to keep housing costs within their budget, shared housing is an affordable and viable alternative.

    Homeowners:
    • Tired of living alone?
    • Feel safer with another person in your home?
    • Want some help with household chores?
    • Need help paying a mortgage or property taxes?

    Tenants:
    • Looking for safe, decent, affordable housing?
    • Desire the companionship and security of living with another person?
    • Willing to do household chores for reduced rent?

    A home sharer might be a senior citizen, a person with disabilities, a working professional, someone at risk of homelessness, a single parent, an AIDS patient or simply a person wishing to share his or her life and home with others. For these people, shared housing offers companionship, affordable housing, security, mutual support and much more.

    Shared living has been known to enhance the health and well-being of all people and allows people to remain independent in their home. Home Sharing also preserves neighborhoods, creates affordable housing and saves housing and healthcare dollars.

    Shared housing programs fall into one of two categories:
    • Match-up programs help home providers find a compatible home seeker to pay rent or possibly provide services in exchange for a reduction in rent.
    • Shared living residences involve a number of people living cooperatively as an unrelated family in a large dwelling.

    Affordable Housing Consortium
    Formed in 2001, the Tacoma Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium is a nonprofit organization of 56 housing providers, lenders and other stakeholders who work in Pierce County to provide a unified voice for affordable housing in our community.

    The Affordable Housing Consortium website offers a variety of resources specifically focused on Tacoma and Pierce County.