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Renting & Owning

Rainier Vista provides a range of housing options. Renters and home buyers will find Rainier Vista a community that lets them live near downtown Seattle, and in a home of good quality and value that fits the character and lifestyle of the Columbia City neighborhood.


Rental units have been made available to a variety of income levels. To find out if you qualify to rent at Rainier Vista call toll-free, 24 hours a day at 1-866-615-8455.

More information about renting at Rainier Vista through Seattle Housing Authority is also available.


Visit to find out what homes are available from private homebuilders in Phase I of Rainier Vista.

In addition, some people will also have the opportunity to own homes by contributing sweat equity through Habitat for Humanity of Seattle/South King County or by using various assistance programs.

Private builders are required to follow design guidelines outlined in Seattle Housing Authority's Design Book in order to make the new neighborhood seamless with the surrounding community. The current Design Book is being revised and edited by the Rainier Vista Homeowners Association. Questions in reference to the approval process of making revisions to homes or to the overall guidelines should be directed to the Homeowners Association site manager.