For Current Residents
Mercer Court Apartments

527 12th Ave E 

Seattle, WA 98102

Neighborhood:  Capitol Hill   

Units:  24 

Pets:  Dogs and Cats 

Parking:  Onsite (waitlist may apply)

Do you qualify?  Resident Qualifications

Contact Information

Resident Manager:  Shelley Watson


Phone:  206-628-9699 

Office Hours:  Call for Appointment

Floor Plans

Floor plans are representative; actual unit may vary.

Building Description

This fabulous three story building is conveniently located on Capitol Hill in a quiet neighborhood, close to major Metro bus lines, Volunteer Park, shopping and restaurants of Broadway. Mercer Court is a gem.


Dog and cat friendly, intercom-controlled access, laundry facilities on site, some units have patios/decks, elevator access, and garage parking available.

Special Information

Serving households earning below 50% to 60% of area median income.

Full-Time Students

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. At least one student participates in a program receiving assistance under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act or under other similar, federal, state or local laws. (Attach documentation of participation.)

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

Note: Bellwether does not accept Portable Screening Reports.

Housing Development History


Mercer Court Apartments

527 12th Ave E

Seattle, WA 98102

Location:  Seattle, Capitol Hill


Date Completed:  1996

Unit Type:  24 one and two-bedroom apartments

Communities Served:  Households earning between 50 and 60% of area median income

Total Cost:  $2,270,000

Funding Sources:

Tax exempt bond debt

4% tax credit equity

City of Seattle Office of Housing

Partnership funds

Project Description:

Acquisition of property purchased from the Martens and Chan families who previously operated a structural engineering firm out of two homes on the property. Following the purchase, HRG constructed the apartment building which includes a private courtyard, secured entry, and an on-site property management unit. 


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1651 Bellevue Avenue

Seattle WA, 98122


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Bellwether Housing is a nonprofit 501(c)(3).

Tax ID 91-1116960.

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