Charter House features nine spacious one-bedroom apartments reserved for low-income seniors and people with disabilities.

These affordable units are located just two blocks from Vashon’s town center, within walking distance of public transportation, stores, parks, the library, and other amenities. Typical apartments in Charter House are 870 square feet with separate kitchens and dinning areas. All residents are eligible to receive monthly rental assistance from the USDA Rural Housing Program, which ensures that tenants pay rent at or below 30% of their monthly incomes.

Originally constructed in 1970, the building was purchased and rehabilitated by Vashon HouseHold in 1996. By buying the property and reinstating the USDA rental subsidies for the tenants, we prevented the displacement of many long-time residents. Today Charter House is one of four rental projects managed by Vashon HouseHold. Our goal is to ensure that residents are provided with quality, stable homes, and that our units and grounds are kept in the best possible condition.