bright heritage

Our affordable, spacious apartments include:

  • Comfortable floor plans
  • Balconies and patios
  • Large, insulated windows (new in 2011
  • Large closets and walk-in storage
  • Free additional storage may be available
  • Energy-efficient refrigerators and gas stoves
  • Energy-efficient gas heat and hot water
  • Dishwashers
  • Laundry rooms on each floor
  • Controlled access entry
  • Plenty of parking
  • Vegetable and rose gardens; greenhouse
  • Metro Transit within 1/2 block
  • Walking distance to SE Seattle Senior Center programs and activities

Rental Rates

Rents range from $655 to $920 and include water, sewer and garbage. Residents are responsible for electricity, gas, telephone and optional cable TV costs. Housing subsidies from Section 8 (Seattle Housing Authority) are accepted.

For more details, see our Rental Rates page

Resident Qualifications

Total household income cannot exceed 80% of the median income for King County. Assets are not considered when qualification is determined. Each household must have a senior age 55 and over living in the apartment. Younger household members, such as family,friends or caregivers, are permitted. SSSF/The Brighton does not discriminate. See our Non-Discrimination Statement.

Fill out our Resident Qualifications Form to see if you qualify.


The Brighton Team is headed by the SSSF Executive Director, with an on-site Resident Manager and full-time Maintenance and Housekeeping staff. Our Resident Outreach Coordinator works with the Resident Outreach Committee (made up of board members and residents) to plan and implement resident activities.

Brighton Resident Programs.

For more details, see our Services page

One Bedroom

Apartment Floor Plans

  • One bedroom units -- 800 square feet
  • Two bedroom units -- 1100 square feet
  • Two bedroom den, and dining room units -- 1200 square feet

For more details, see our Floor Plans page

Who lives at The Brighton?

A Neighborhood Under One Roof

More than 235 residents live in The Brighton's 124 apartments, which are owned and operated by the Southeast Seattle Senior Foundation. The Brighton community includes a very diverse group of independent seniors living alone or with families, friends, or caregivers. Languages heard spoken include English, Amharic, Somali, Oromo, Arabic, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and Spanish.

For more details, see our Who Lives at The Brighton page


SSSF does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; creed; religion; ancestry; national origin; age; sex; marital status; sexual orientation; parental or familial status; political ideology; possession or use of a Section 8 certificate; the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical handicap; or the use of a trained guide or service dog by a handicapped person or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.