Locals now have the opportunity to enter a competition to win free use of a one bedroom apartment for one year.
“Rents have increased quickly in Seattle and it has created a strain on many budgets. We can’t ease everyone’s housing budget, but hopefully someone’s situation could be drastically improved,” writes the anonymous building owner who will donate their unit to the winner.
In order to enter, applicants must submit an essay (under 350 words) in answer to the question, “how would a free apartment for one year allow you to give back to the community?” The applicant must also have documented history of service and references upon request.
The winner will receive free use of a one bedroom apartment for one year located in either Ballard or Queen Anne. “It has wood floors and a laundry in the building. It won’t be in a shiny new tower, but it will be a clean, comfortable place to live,” says the owner.
The essays will be reviewed by a selection committee. The winner will be notified via email by April 30 and move in on June 1. Applicants must be legal US Residents and at least 18 years of age. Utilities will be paid by the resident.
Click here to submit your essay before the closing date of February 28.