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Island Crest

Subsidized Housing
Open to families, seniors age 55+, disabled persons
3030 81st Pl. S.E., Mercer Island, WA 98040 (map)

  • Island Crest

Apartments with a view of Lake Washington are available at Island Crest. This KCHA community sits right in the middle of Mercer Island, which boasts a high-performing school district, a variety of parks and local businesses, and is conveniently located between Bellevue and Seattle.

Types of Units (30 Total)

16 — 1-bedroom & 1-bath
14 — 2-bedroom & 1-bath

Waiting Lists

1-bedroom — 268 households
2-bedroom — 96 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

Laundry facilities and storage on site, balconies/patios, view of Lake Washington

Groceries & Shopping

Albertsons, QFC, Rite Aid, Mercer Island Shopping Center, South End Shopping Center, Island Books

Public Transportation

Routes with stops located within a half-mile walk: 204 / 630P

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


This community has an overall walk score of 80 out of 100. This is considered very walkable, meaning most errands can be done on foot.

The overall score is based on the walkability of several types of amenities, including groceries (93), shopping & errands (80), schools (74), dining (74), and parks (95).


Mercandale Field and Skate Park, Luther Burbank Park, Mercer Island Community and Events Center, Mercer Island Public Library

Medical Facilities

Harborview Medical Center, Overlake Hospital, Mercer Island Dentistry, Mercer Island Family Medicine

School District

Mercer Island School District

How to Apply

This property is not currently accepting applications.


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 Island Crest, contact the office listed below.

Managed By

King County Housing Authority
17901 105th Pl SE
Renton, WA 98055
Tel: (206) 315-4379
Fax: (206) 902-9822

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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