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Capitol Hill Housing, a respected developer and manager of affordable housing in Seattle, is now accepting applications for leases at 12th Avenue Arts, their new still-under-construction housing project located at 12th Avenue and Pine Street on Capitol Hill.

At the groundbreaking, then-State senator Murray was to my right and then-Mayor McGinn was to my left.

At the Feb. 2013 groundbreaking, then-State senator Murray stood to my right while then-Mayor McGinn was on my left. (photo by Suzi-Pratt)

Call 206-204-8745 to schedule an appointment to submit an application. Applications will be accepted through appointments, only, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Serving households earning 60% of area median income, 12th Avenue Arts will feature eighty-eight affordable apartments, performing arts space, community meeting space, and local retail. Residents will enjoy bright apartments, dishwashers, laundry on every floor, off-street community patios, and secured building access.

View from the roof of 12th Avenue Arts building in February.

View from the roof of 12th Avenue Arts building, Feb. 2014.

Eight studios will rent for $817 a month, seventy-two 1-bedrooms will rent for $883 a month, and eight 2-bedrooms will rent for $1,031 a month. Tenants can earn no more than $37,000 for a single person and $53,000 for a four-person household. Full-time students are excluded. Minimum annual income varies between $24,000 and $27,000.

As reported by the Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, 12th Avenue Arts rents are significantly lower than the Hill’s market-rate apartments. Their 2-bedroom apartments will rent for just $31 more than the median price for a Capitol Hill studio listed on Craigslist back in March.