Rental Qualifications

Encore provides rent-restricted housing for residents whose income does not exceed the maximum allowable
income for their household size.. The total annual income must be at or below the following income limits
depending on the number of occupants the in the household.

Household Size123
Income Limit$50,160$57,360$64,500
Household SizeIncome Limit

The above reflects current King County annual median income limits

Qualifying for our community:

There are two (2) parts of the application and qualification process which must be met prior to being approved for move-in. These are:

  1. Rental screening application
  2. Income/asset verification for program eligibility.

Each part of the application process is outlined below:

Rental screening application: The screening application includes a credit and landlord reference check. Please note that a screening fee of $9 per household member 18 years of age and above will be due at the time of application and is non-refundable. Prior to submitting your application, please review our screening criteria.

Income verification and eligibility: After the screening application is approved, all applicants will be required to complete the REA questionnaire and accompanying eligibility forms. This process is completed to ensure that the total household income does not exceed the maximum allowable income for the household size.

All household members must income qualify at time of move-in. Each household member must provide documentation establishing their eligibility including, but not limited to, a government issued identification card, birth certificate for minors under the age of 18, student status, and income documents.

Note: Most households comprised of full-time students will not qualify, although some exceptions may apply. Every household is still welcome to complete an application and ask about the student rule exceptions.

All sources and amounts of current and anticipated annual income expected to be derived during the twelve months after move-in must be collected, verified, and reviewed by our compliance department. Our compliance department will review the household file to certify eligibility with the program. Our compliance department has a legal responsibility to ensure that all residents comply with the maximum allowable income limits at the time of move-in and are required to annually re-certify each household.

This community has a specific amount of unit set aside for households that qualify for a disability set aside. Please contact leasing staff for any questions.


If you should have any questions at any time during the process, do not hesitate to reach out to your leasing associate so they can assist you.

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