About Us

All ages meet at The Brighton

The Southeast Seattle Senior Foundation's (SSSF) mission is to provide comfortable, safe and affordable housing for southeast Seattle's moderate- and low-income seniors and their households. Our philosophy is that older persons live longer and maintain a higher quality of life if they can live independently in affordable housing, in a familiar area with senior support services near by.

With oversight provided by a 12-member community Board of Directors, a small, stable, professional Staff runs the building effectively and efficiently, maintaining high standards. We do accept Section 8 vouchers from Seattle Housing Authority.

The Brighton is an independent living facility. It is not an assisted living facility. Residents needing personal care, cooking, and housekeeping assistance must make their own arrangements for those services.

Currently, we are accepting names for our waiting list from qualified seniors. Fill out our Resident Pre-Qualifications Form to see if you qualify.


The Southeast Seattle Senior Foundation (SSSF), a non-profit, was created in 1994 to address the critical need for quality low- and moderate-income senior housing in Rainier Valley. Community volunteers raised the funds to purchase The Brighton. In July, 1999, the purchase of The Brighton apartment complex was finalized. Securing The Brighton, which is located adjacent to the Southeast Seattle Senior Center, brought the Foundation's dream of a Senior Campus to reality.

See our History page for more information.

Community Support

The ability to fund necessary building upgrades and enhancements from outside sources enables SSSF to keep rents at below-market rates. The generosity of individuals, foundations, corporations, and organizations helped make possible the purchase, capital improvements, program enhancements and building upgrades at The Brighton and the Senior Campus.

See our Community Support page for more information.

Board of Directors

The Southeast Seattle Senior Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of community members. The Board provides oversight and direction, sets policies and procedures, and has financial accountability. Some of the founders are still active on the Board. Their experience, commitment, and support is of great value to the Executive Director and to the staff of The Brighton.

See our Board of Directors page for more information.