Office of Scientific Career Development
The Fred Hutch is located on the shores of Lake Union very close to downtown. There are many good neighborhoods close by with apartments and houses for rent. Both furnished and unfurnished apartments are available. Neighborhoods that are close to the FHCRC and accessible by bus or walking include:
Craigslist is a free online classified ad service that lists many available apartments and houses for rent.
Zillow is also a free online marketplace to view homes that are for sale and houses apartments that are for sale or rent.
The Seattle Times has an online rental resource.
For short-term furnished housing while you're searching for an apartment, you might consider the following places:
Note: Most landlords require a downpayment of first and last month's rent, plus a damage deposit.
The MFTE Program provides a tax exemption on new multifamily buildings in exchange for setting aside 20-25% of the homes as income- and rent-restricted. By supporting mixed-income residential development in the urban centers, the MFTE program ensures affordability as the community grows.
As of 2017, Seattle’s Area Median Income (AMI) is currently $67,200. To calculate your %AMI divide your salary by Seattle’s AMI. This percentage will help determine what your rent limit is. Go here for a table of income and rent limits.
If you are interested in applying for income/rent restricted units through the MFTE program, read the Renter’s Guide to Seattle’s Multifamily Tax Exemption and Incentive Zoning Programs.
The following is a list of non-profit organizations who offer affordable housing. Each organization has its own application process – contact each one to learn more.
The Director of the Office of Scientific Career Development is available to have an informal career conversation with every new postdoc and permanent graduate student shortly after s/he arrives at the Center. The purpose of this conversation is to make sure that the Office is aware of the scientist's needs for career development training and the scientist is aware of the services that the Office provides.
Contact Dr. Karen Peterson to arrange an appointment.
The FHCRC is a Sustaining Member of the NPA. All FHCRC graduate students and postdocs receive free affiliate membership in the NPA. To sign up, go here and click on the appropriate affiliate individual member category (e.g., grad student, postdoc, etc.).