For Current Residents
The Genesee

4425 Martin Luther King Jr Way S 

Seattle, WA 98108

Neighborhood:  Rainier Valley   

Units:  50 

Pets:  Dogs and Cats 

Parking:  Onsite (waitlist may apply)

Do you qualify?  Resident Qualifications

Contact Information

Resident Manager:  Anne May


Phone:  206-725-1708

Floor Plans

Floor plans are not available at this time.

Building Description

The Genesee is located in the heart of the new Rainier Vista development and offers spacious one- and two-bedroom units. The building is centrally located to Columbia City shopping, library, community centers, schools, Metro buses and the new Sound Transit line. The new Boys and Girls Club is across the street.


Dog and cat friendly, intercom-controlled access, washer/dryers in every unit, some units with views, rooftop patio with container garden spots, and a community room. Parking is available for $30 per month.

Special Information

Subsidized property, serving two different subsidized programs. Please contact the Resident Manager for more information on specific criteria.

NOTE: The HUD waiting list is currently closed. 

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. 

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

Note: Bellwether does not accept Portable Screening Reports.

Housing Development History


The Genesee

4425 Martin Luther King Jr Way S 

Seattle, WA 98108

Location:  Seattle, Rainier Valley


Date Completed:  2006

Unit Type:  50 one and two-bedroom apartments

Communities Served:  Low and very-low-income households with development and physical disabilities including HIV/AIDS

Total Cost:  $9,800,000

Funding Sources:

Bank Loan

HUD 811

4% Tax Credit Equity


City of Seattle Office of Housing

Federal Home Loan Bank

AHW Capital Campaign

Sound Families

King County HIPDD

State of WA CTED

Project Description:

New construction of 50 units of housing with rooftop patio and container garden and community room for very low-income individuals and families with disabilities including HIV/AIDs. 


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Seattle WA, 98122


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

Tax ID 91-1116960.

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