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Housing for faculty and staff

Two apartment complexes near campus — Bridges@11th and Radford Court — give priority access to UW employees, faculty, and their families. There’s also a housing service for visiting scholars that helps you find appropriate rental housing.


Newly constructed in Seattle’s University District, Bridges@11th is an apartment complex that gives priority access to faculty and staff working at the UW and Seattle Children’s Hospital. If no apartments are currently available, you can put your name on the priority waitlist.

You’re eligible for priority access if you’re in an active, benefits-eligible position at UW that has a duration of nine months or longer. Temporary employees and retirees aren’t eligible, but can apply for apartments if there aren’t other employees on the waitlist.

Built for you, near your workplace

With a variety of floorplans ranging from studios, one, two, and three bedrooms, Bridges@11th offers 184 apartments featuring quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, and for many units, a private balcony. All residents enjoy a fitness area, a wi-fi lounge, and a rooftop courtyard.

Because Bridges@11th was designed to meet the housing needs of employees, the complex includes larger floorplans and other family-friendly touches like a rooftop p-patch garden and an on-site dog wash. It’s also a short walk from several grocery stores, entertainment options, and the University of Washington.

Additionally, thirty seven of the units are offered at reduced rates to employees who earn less that area’s median income. Contact Bridges@11th to learn if you qualify.

To learn more about priority access, get pricing details, schedule a tour, and check availability, see employee housing at Bridges@11th.

Radford Court

A good option for visiting scholars, post-docs, faculty, and staff, Radford Court is just ten minutes from campus. Students and their families are also welcome. To contact the leasing office plus see floor plans, a list of amenities, and more, visit Radford Court.

Visiting Faculty Housing Service

The Visiting Faculty Housing Service provides a listing service to match new and visiting UW faculty and staff with appropriate rental housing.

More housing resources

These services aren’t affiliated with UW, but they may help you locate housing.

Brand new studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartment homes are available near campus at Mercy Magnuson Place – South. Applications are now being accepted with move-in dates beginning in May 2019. When complete Mercy Magnuson Place will include 148 brand new, energy-efficient, affordable apartments, a six-classroom early learning center, primary care health clinic, resident services classroom and large community room. Resident services opportunities will include Out-of-School Time programs, financial well-being workshops, health & wellness classes, and community events.

108 of the apartments at Mercy Magnuson Place will be reserved for households earning no more than 60% of area of median income ($64,200 for a family of four). Mercy Housing, is a national nonprofit organization, is working to build a more humane world where poverty is alleviated, communities are healthy and all people can develop their full potential. is a free apartment listing site for renters in the Seattle area.

The Seattle Housing Authority is a public corporation governed by a seven-member citizen commission. SHA provides affordable housing to over 24,500 people in the City of Seattle.

The city of Seattle’s Office of Housing funds affordable workforce housing and may be able to help you find housing in Seattle.

For an annual fee, Home Owners Club offers access to more than 150 carefully screened contractors who can help with virtually any upkeep, repair, or remodeling need, including smaller jobs, major projects, emergency services, routine maintenance, and advising.

Seattle Tenants Union is a nonprofit, membership-based organization provides information to Washington State tenants and fights for stronger tenants’ rights. The website also summarizes the landlord-tenant laws in Washington State.