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Senior Housing Assistance Group (SHAG)
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Over two decades of service.

The Senior Housing Assistance Group (known throughout the Pacific Northwest as SHAG) is a Washington non-profit organization. Since 1988, it has steadily grown to become the largest operator of affordable senior living communities in the Puget Sound region. SHAG is dedicated to providing quality, affordable rental apartment homes and promoting an active and fulfilling lifestyle for seniors.

Dynamic retirement living for active seniors.

SHAG currently operates affordable senior living communities in 28 locations in the Puget Sound region, from Bellingham to Olympia, including six locations in Seattle. 

Typical amenities in our newest, affordable senior living communities include a media center with a large flat-screen HDTV and home theater sound system, an internet cafe with free internet access and a fitness center with low-impact exercise equipment. For outdoor recreation and enjoyment, some communities have special features such as pea-patch planter boxes and a rooftop mini-golf course.

What SHAG is not.

As a group of communities designed specifically for active, independent seniors, SHAG does not offer common dining, housekeeping or assisted-living or healthcare services. However, when needed, we refer residents to social service agencies and in-home care providers to help obtain these and other services.

Low rents, easy terms, affordable utilities.

All apartments in SHAG's affordable senior living communities are offered only on a rental basis with a minimum lease term of at least six months. Optional lease terms of 12 months, 18 months and 24 months are also available. There are no entry fees to live in a SHAG community, although a modest, refundable security deposit is required. Monthly rent includes all or most utilities (water, sewer and garbage) and some communities include electricity and cable TV in the rental rate. Telephone and internet services are not included but are available on an optional basis. Most of SHAG's affordable senior living communities are non-smoking. Small pets are welcome at all of our communities.

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