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Birch Creek

Subsidized Housing
Open to families, seniors age 55+, disabled persons
27360 129th Place S.E., Kent, WA 98030 (map)

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Large, affordable townhouse apartments in Kent. A 2-year redevelopment of Birch Creek was completed in 2010. Renovated units have new appliances, including a full size washer and dryer, are fully carpeted and often have a private patio. The complex is near parks and a host of shopping opportunities. KCHA and its partners provide a host of support services on site.

Types of Units (262 Total)

5 — 1-bedroom & 1-bath
95 — 2-bedroom & 1.5-bath
123 — 3-bedroom & 1.5-bath
36 — 4-bedroom & 2.5-bath
3 — 5-bedroom & 2.5-bath

Waiting Lists

1-bedroom — 249 households
2-bedroom — 260 households
3-bedroom — 177 households
4-bedroom — 122 households
5-bedroom — 28 households

Although KCHA cannot determine how long you will wait for housing, the list above shows you the number of applicants on the waiting lists for this property. You should only use these numbers as a rough guideline. The length of time it takes to reach the top of the list varies. It depends on:

  • The date and time you applied.
  • The number of current residents who move out.
  • The number of applicants who qualify for waiting list preferences.

KCHA has no way of knowing how many vacancies it will have in the coming months and years. This is why we cannot tell you exactly when you will reach the top of a waiting list.

Amenities & Services

Community police officer, EV charging station, food bank, Birch Creek Youth Center with recreation, youth programs, Head Start classes and a computer lab, and the Kent Family Center featuring a career development center that is a WorkSource connection site, wellness education, ESL and citizenship classes

Groceries & Shopping

Safeway, Bartell Drug, Walgreens, many restaurants and other stores in malls at the corner of Kent-Kangley and 132nd Avenue

Public Transportation

Routes with stops located within a half-mile walk: 162P / 165 / 168

P Peak service only – weekdays during commute hours, usually in just one direction


This community has an overall walk score of 57 out of 100. This is considered somewhat walkable, meaning some errands can be done on foot.

The overall score is based on the walkability of several types of amenities, including groceries (99), shopping & errands (74), schools (6), dining (75), and parks (5).


On-site basketball court and playground, Lake Meridian, Springwood Park, Senior Activity Center

Medical Facilities

Valley Medical Center Kent Primary Care

School District

Kent School District

How to Apply

This property is not currently accepting applications.


This property offers fully accessible units, which may include features such as lowered counters and a roll-in shower. In addition, KCHA provides reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. This makes their living arrangements, as a whole, comparable to that of other residents. To learn more about accessibility at Birch Creek, contact the office listed below.

Managed By

King County Housing Authority
27360 129th Place S.E.
Kent, WA 98030
Tel: (206) 315-4360
Fax: (206) 315-4361

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Main Office
600 Andover Park W.
Tukwila, WA 98188
Tel: (206) 574‑1100
Fax: (206) 574‑1104
TDD: (800) 833‑6388

Section 8 Office
700 Andover Park W.
Tukwila, WA 98188
Tel: (206) 214‑1300
Fax: (206) 243‑5927