The Cambridge Apartments
Move-In Special!  Free Rent until April 1st,
if lease signed by January 31st.
CALL 206 343 0237 or check here
to see if you qualify!

 

OPEN HOUSE EVERYDAY at The Cambridge 

Tuesday from 9 am to 6 pm

 Wednesday from 9 am to 5 pm

Thursday and Friday 9 am to 6 pm

at The Cambridge Apartments

 903 Union St.

Seattle WA 98101

DOWNLOAD ELIGIBILITY AND SCREENING CRITERIA HERE 

156 newly renovated studios in a historic building tucked away on First Hill minutes from downtown.

The Cambridge is located at 903 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101

Live where Downtown, Capitol Hill, and First Hill meet and transit, shopping, schools, and parks are all a short walk away.

Reopening after a renovation, The Cambridge apartments combine turn-of-the-century charm with modern features. The building has an unbeatable location. Tucked on the north edge of First Hill, adjacent to Freeway Park, The Cambridge puts you steps away from major employment centers, frequent bus transportation, light rail, the Central Public Library, shops and restaurants, Seattle Central College, and conveniences like grocery and drug stores. The location boasts a walk-score of 97. In the renovation, all units received new carpet, new appliances, and new windows. These spacious studios feature walk-in closets, eat-in kitchens, and full bathrooms.  

 
 

Applying

Pre-screen your household here.  If eligible, come directly to the Cambridge Apartments at 903 Union St. to complete your application.  See below for more information.

To expedite the processing of your application and increase your chances of approval, please download and carefully review Bellwether’s Eligibility and Screening Criteria linked below prior to attending.  Please print the packet (single-sided) and bring the completed forms to the leasing event.

DOWNLOAD ELIGIBILITY AND SCREENING CRITERIA HERE 

Can I go see an apartment before applying?

We will have floor plans and a materials board available for viewing.  Pictures of a “sample” unit will be available for your review.​

Additional Information about Applying

 

Ready to start the application process? 

Use Bellwether's Find Your Apartment Tool to see if you qualify for an apartment at The Cambridge. If The Cambridge appears in the list after you run the search, download the eligibility and screening criteria, please print the packet (single-sided) and bring the completed forms to the leasing event.

How do I apply?

The process is the same as applying for other buildings in the Bellwether Housing portfolio. Use the Find Your Apartment Tool to see if you qualify for an apartment at The Cambridge. Enter your information in the tool, and if The Cambridge shows up in the list of available apartments, you meet the basic eligibility criteria. Download the eligibility and screening criteria, please print the packet (single-sided) and bring the completed forms to the leasing event.

Additional Information about Applying

Residents must qualify at the income levels described above and meet the qualifications linked to above.

For complete screening and eligibility qualifications,  and a list of what to bring to an application appointment, please visit: www.bellwetherhousing.org/qualifications

Bellwether will consider applications in the order in which completed applications are received. An application is considered complete when all of the information outlined on the attached list, “What to Bring to Your Application Appointment” is received and the applicant has met with the leasing agent. If the applicant fails to bring any of the required information to the appointment, the appointment will be stopped and rescheduled for the following business day. Application appointments will be rescheduled only once. If we contact you to clarify employment, rental history or other information, you will have 72 hours to provide the information before your application is stopped.

Please note the following:

  1. Bellwether does not accept Portable Screening Reports.

  2. All adults in the household must view and apply for the unit in person.

  3.  If you would like to request additional time to complete the application due to limited English proficiency or as a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please advise the leasing agent.

  4. At least one member of the household must be 18 years of age or legally emancipated with proof of emancipation.

Information about Unit Sizes, Rents, and Security Deposits 

All Studios at The Cambridge are approximately 400 square feet.

Studios for households at 50% Area Median Income (AMI) or below

$840

Studios for households at 60% of AMI or below

$1,015

Some 60% units may have a concession available if you move into the building prior to 1/31/19.

See chart below to determine if you income qualify at 50% or 60% of AMI

Fees and Deposit Schedule

Full Month’s Rent due at lease signing, payable by Money Order or Cashier's Check only. No cash or personal checks.

Screening fee is $28 for each adult applicant. The fee is non-refundable, payable by Money Order, Cashier's Check, or Personal Check; no cash accepted. 

Full Deposit payable by Money Order or Cashier's Check only (no cash or personal checks accepted) is due at the time of move-in.  Applicants may make payment arrangements over a six-month period, with the first installment due at lease signing.

Deposits:

Studios and One Bedrooms $375.00

Resident Qualifications 

The Cambridge provides affordable housing to people with moderate incomes. 

Specifically, the building serves people making below either 60% or 50% or area-median income. To see if you qualify, find your household size in the columns at the top, and then look at the two income amounts below your household size. To qualify, your gross annual income must be at or below one of those two amounts. For example, a one-person household with an income of $40,000 annually would qualify for a 60% AMI unit.

Read Bellwether Housing's qualifications summary here

Restrictions Regarding Full-Time Students as Residents

Due to Federal funding requirements for this property, applicant households must have an adult member who is not a full-time student unless one of the following student prohibition exceptions is met. You are:

  1. married and filing a joint federal tax return with spouse

  2. a single parent with a minor child and neither are dependents of a third party

  3. receiving benefits under Title IV of the Social Security Act (e.g., TANF)

  4. enrolled in a job training program funded by State or Local government

  5. previously under the care of a state foster care system​

Please note: Bellwether Housing does not accept portable screening reports. 

 
Amenities

Enjoy city views from many of the apartments.

Limited parking is available on a first-come, first-application approved basis. 

 

The Cambridge offers laundry facilities in the building.  

An attentive manager works onsite. 

Cats and dogs welcomed, with a 2-pet per apartment limit. Pet deposit required but no pet-rent is charged. 

 
 

Bellwether Housing

Founded in 1980, Bellwether Housing now owns and manages 32 apartment communities throughout Seattle. Over 3,260 residents call our buildings home. 

We envision communities where people of all incomes and backgrounds share in the opportunity and prosperity of our region. 
We believe that everyone should live in a home they feel good about. We live out that belief by maintaining our properties to the highest standards and by providing our residents with responsive, respectful, and culturally sensitive service. 
 

Furnished apartment photos are for illustrative purposes only. All Bellwether apartments are rented unfurnished, and actual unit finishes may vary.

At right: a historic postcard advertising The Cambridge during its early days an an apartment hotel.

Bellwether Housing

1651 Bellevue Avenue

Seattle WA, 98122

206-623-0506

bellwether@bellwetherhousing.org

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