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Replacement Housing

All 481 low-income units from the old Rainier Vista have been replaced. 411 of these were replaced on-site. The remaining 70 units were replaced off-site, in buildings owned by Seattle Housing Authority, or in partnership with another housing provider.

More information on Seattle Housing Authority's commitment to replacement housing.

Rainier Vista resident relocation

When the Rainier Vista HOPE VI grant application was submitted in May 1999, there were 471 households at Rainier Vista. These residents participated in relocation planning and counseling beginning in the summer of 2000.

One-on-one counseling with residents informed them about their relocation rights and helped them obtain temporary housing. Relocation of the first phase of Rainier Vista was completed in May 2002, with the second phase completed in November 2005.

Replacement housing results

As of June 2012, all 481 units of housing have been replaced.

Name Photo Manager Units Types
Rainier Vista Rainier Vista public housing Impact Property Management 294 38 1-bedroom
112 2-bedrooms
100 3-bedrooms
38 4-bedrooms
6 5-bedrooms
Gamelin House Gamelin House Providence Health & Services 78 77 1-bedroom
1 2-bedroom
Genesee House Genesee House Bellwether 39 25 1-bedroom
14 2-bedroom
Lake Washington Apartments Lake Washington Apartments SouthEast Effective Development 37 37 2-bedroom
Fir Street Townhomes Fir Street Townhomes Seattle Housing Authority 1 1 3-bedroom
Mary Avenue Townhomes Mary Avenue Townhomes Seattle Housing Authority 8 8 3-bedroom
Samaki Commons Samaki Commons Interim Community Development 12 4 2-bedroom
6 3-bedroom
2 4-bedroom
Shirley Bridge Bungalows Shirley Bridge Bungalows Sound Mental Health 6 4 1-bedroom
2 2-bedroom
Westwood Heights East Westwood Heights East Quantum Management 6 6 2-bedroom