Affordable Housing Program
Since 1997, Parkview Services’ Affordable Housing Program has created safe, stable affordable rental housing for low-income people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDDs). Currently, Parkview owns 55 single family homes and condos scatttered throughout King County and Snohomish County. These properties house 157 low-income tenants with IDDs. Our single-family homes are rented to tenants as shared housing, with 2-4 adults to a home. Condominiums are rented to 1-2 tenants or occasionally small families with a child with IDDs.
On-site supported living services for tenants are funded by the Developmental Disabilities Adminstration (DDA) and provided by other non-profit organizations we work in close partnership with, such as PROVAIL and The Arc of King County.
Parkview’s single-family homes are typically one-story ramblers that are designed and remodeled to fit the unique needs of our tenants. Special-needs accommodations include:
- Accessible roll-in showers
- Wall-hung toilets and sinks
- Wide doorways and hallways
- Wood or durable vinyl flooring
- Protective fiberglass wall coverings
- Indoor sprinklers and fire alarm systems
- Exterior and interior wheelchair ramps
- Strategically installed grab bars
- Other modifications focused on efficiency, sustainability and reduction of maintenance, repairs and operating costs.
Parkview’s Affordable Housing Program rents are set at no more than 30% of tenant income, no matter how low, and they include a utility allowance. In 2016, average tenant rent was $260 per month, based on an average gross income of $12,700 per year.
Project and tenant-based Section 8 rent subsidies are provided by five public housing authorities. Operating and capital subsidies are covered by public funders, including the Washington State Department of Commerce, King County, Snohomish County and the Federal Home Loan Bank.
The Affordable Housing Program also receives grants from generous local funders for appliance replacements within our homes.