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Senior Housing Assistance Group (SHAG)
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The retirement you deserve.

Here you are. At the age of 60 and older and finding it harder to stretch your funds. Because of changing economic conditions in the last five years and a longer life expectancy, most Americans will fall short of being able to afford retirement living. This is where SHAG’s mission comes in. Our goal is to provide affordable, quality senior apartment communities for income-qualified, mature adults. No large down payment is required, unlike many retirement communities.

How do I qualify?

Each of our SHAG senior living communities participates in a program designed to maintain affordable rental apartments. Certain age and income restrictions apply and vary slightly by community. Age and income specifications are verified at the time of initial occupancy.

The following are the age and income restrictions you will find at SHAG’s King County communities. However, to learn specific requirements, contact the SHAG Discovery Center; they can guide you or contact the community of your choice.


At most SHAG communities, people must be age 61+, or age 55+ and disabled. Each member of the household must be  age 55 or older, and at least one member of the household must be either age 61 or older by the end of the current year, or disabled. Each SHAG community has its own age qualifications, please call or see the community pages for specific age requirements.


In King County, a single person may earn a maximum of $37,080 per year. A two-person household may earn up to $42,360 per year. No asset “spend down” is required, but income from assets is taken into account in determining total annual income. These income rates vary by county. At Victoria Park, in Lake City, there are no maximum income restrictions for most units. Visit each community page and learn more!


Rental History and Background Checks

SHAG residents and employees are screened for rental histories and criminal histories.  

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