Emerald City Commons

Seattle, WA

7700 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA, 98121

Phone: (206) 489-2146 TTY: 711
Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Waitlist Closed

About Emerald City Commons

  • Property Type: Family
  • Units: 61

Mercy Housing Northwest has collaborated with Urban Impact to develop a beautiful four-story, mixed-use project called Emerald City Commons Apartments. Many of the residential units are designed to accommodate families as well as our community room that opens to our landscaped outdoor balcony that includes a play area. The three (3) bedroom apartment homes feature washer & dryer hook-ups, while the one (1) and two (2) bedroom apartment homes have two common laundry areas. Mercy Housing and Urban Impact have dedicated staff to support tutoring, health education, adult literacy, employment assistance, and other programming for residents. On the ground floor, Rainier Health and Fitness facility allows the existing 1,200-member service to grow, providing affordable fitness programs for neighbors and residents. The space features a separate 1,700-square-foot group classroom that can be separated with a movable wall to provide more privacy for gym members.

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Amenities and Services

  • One, two and three bedroom apartment homes
  • Green building with low VOC paints and evergreen rated finish materials that reduce allergens
  • Open interiors with large windows
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Free assigned parking space in community parking garage
  • Large community space with full kitchen
  • Outdoor deck
  • Computer center
  • Social events & enriching classes available
  • Secured entry
  • Rainier Health & Fitness located on first floor
  • Bus stop for #7 located in front of building with frequent service downtown or to Rainer Beach Light Rail Station


  • Income mix: 30%, 40% & 60% AMI
  • 12 units set aside for disabled residents12 units set aside for large families
  • 12 Project-Based Voucher units set aside for households through Seattle Housing Authority - Six (6) 2x1 apartment homes & six (6) 3x2 apartment homes
  • Rents range from $528-$1485 including water, sewer & trash

Effectiveness of Programs

1289 Total Services Delivered 2018
136 Total People Served 2018