In a Supporting Role: Housing
8022 Burke Ave. N
Seattle, WA. 98103
Contact: Bob De Dea
Bob De Dea is a local professional actor with a 2 bedroom rental available 1 and 1/2 blocks from Green Lake Park in North Seattle. The entire upstairs is private and includes a semi-private bathroom. Kitchen, hot-tub and wireless internet available. Note: Owner has 3 very affectionate and well-behaved pets--a dog and 2 cats.
Rates: $60/night; $15 extra per person; weekly rates available.
Capitol Hill Housing
1620 12th Avenue, Suite 205
Seattle, WA 98122
Since 1976, Capitol Hill Housing has worked alongside the community to build and preserve housing affordable to working families and promote the qualities that make Seattle a vibrant and engaged city. Today, we provide secure, affordable homes to over 2,200 of our neighbors across the city while working to make our neighborhoods safer, healthier and more equitable through the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict.
Our units are income-restricted. Information on how to apply can be found on our website or by calling (206) 204-3800.
Youth Hostels & Travel Hotels
Search link: hostels.com/Seattle
Hostelling International Seattle at the American Hotel
520 South King Street
Seattle, WA 98104
Hosteling International Seattle is a traveler's hostel located in the Chinatown International District, only a 35 minute light rail ride from the airport, and within walking distance of various transportation hubs such as Greyhound, Amtrak, and Bolt Bus.
HIS offers both private and dorm room with a range of facilities including free Wi-Fi, Internet access, TV room and 24 hour kitchen and dining area.
Hotel Hotel Hostel
3515 Fremont Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 257 4543
Opened since 2011 in the hip Fremont neighborhood, Hotel Hotel features minimalist styling (bare brick walls, white Victorian-style tiling and a slate-grey colour scheme). HHH is a combination of different styles of accommodations from: "Hotel" private rooms with private bathrooms; European style private rooms that share bathrooms in the hallway; and European style shared dorm rooms with shared bathrooms in the hallway - a "hostel."
This hostel has a fully equipped kitchen and a lovely TV room. HHH offers free wifi and breakfast.
The Moore Hotel
1926 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
206 448 4851
Built in 1907, The Moore Hotel includes the famous Moore Theater, the longest running theater in Seattle. Two blocks from Pike Place Market.
The Moore's 120 simply decorated rooms each feature a queen-sized bed. Some rooms have baths en suite baths; the others access bathrooms down the hall. The Moore does not have air condititioning, which might be a factor if plans include a stay there in July or August.
Mark Spencer Hotel
409 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97205
Toll-Free: (800) 548-3934 ( Free for Canada too)
All available guest rooms and suites in the Hotel have been beautifully renovated and redesigned. Each room features a luxury bedding package, 50” LED TVs and custom furniture pieces throughout. Carrera marble flooring, Italian glass tile work in the showers and fog free mirrors also adorn each bathroom. In each guest room and corridor, guests can enjoy artwork by local artists depicting Portland’s vibrant culture.
Hotel also operates the Washington Plaza Corporate Apartments, located right around the corner form the Hotel. Washington Plaza is an affordable option with studio and one-bedroom types. Each room features a queen sized bed, fully equipped kitchenette and a private bath. Rental options for these rooms range from nightly to weekly to monthly.
Mark Spencer Hotel offers a discount for artists coming through Portland. Please inquire with the Hotel’s Front Desk for more information.
Youth Hostels & Travel Hotels
Friendly Bike Guesthouse
4039 N. Williams Ave.
Portland, OR 97227
Friendly Bike Guest House is a cyclist oriented “hostel” for individuals and groups in one of Portland’s close-in historic neighborhoods. The guest house is centrally located less that two miles from downtown Portland, the Pearl District, Portland’s famed Riverside Loop cycling trail and one of the largest urban parks in the U.S.—Forest Park.
Hostel International: hiusa.org/hostels/oregon/portland
In a Supporting Role: Medical
Free.clinics.com scours the Internet, non profit organizations, yellow pages, medical websites, to build what it claims is the most complete list of free and sliding scale medical and dental clinics on the Internet. It also lists medical and dental clinics that are sliding scale and income based (also very low cost).
After joining FC (free) you get access to more information about the clinics. Follow up with clinics about their current requirements as policies may have changed since the last time FC checked.
FreeClinics.com is not associated with any government organization.
Seattle and King County Area
Country Doctor Community Health Centers
Country Doctor Community Clinic
500 19th Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98112
Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center
2101 E. Yesler Way
Seattle, WA 98122
After-Hours Clinic at Swedish Hospital Cherry Hill Campus
(Next to the Emergency Room)
550 16th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 320-5556 (No appointments accepted; just walk in for care.)
Community Activists founded the Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center in 1968. Other activists founded Country Doctor Community Clinic in 1971, and the clinics merged in 1988. These fully accredited clinics offer low-cost medical treatment on a sliding scale. Everyone is treated regardless of their ability to pay.
These clinics partnered the Swedish Medical Group to open the After-Hours Clinic in December 2013. This clinic serves patients with acute medical needs that required treatment before they could be seen by their regular health care providers and to provide an alternative to a costly emergency room visit.
Public Health – Seattle & King County Public Health Centers
(206) 296-4600 (voice)
TTY Relay: 711
Public Health services are provided at Public Health Centers located in Seattle and King County. Contact the Center nearest you for more information about services or call 206-296-4600 (voice) or TTY Relay: 711.
Not all services are offered at every Public Health Center.
Columbia Public Health Center (South Seattle)
Downtown Public Health Center (Seattle)
Eastgate Public Health Center (Bellevue/Factoria)
Primary care at Navos (Burien)
North Public Health Center (North Seattle)
North Dental Clinic (Lake City)
Northshore Public Health Center (Bothell)
Tacoma & Pierce County Community Health Care
Physicians and citizens seeking to bring quality health care to the county's poorest and uninsured residents opened two community clinics in 1969. In 1987, Community Health Care left the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department to become a private, not-for-profit organization. This organization currently operates five medical and three dental clinics. A fourth dental clinic will open in the spring of 2017. Community Health Care’s services are available to all; those with insurance and those without. Those that do not have an insurance plan CHC accepts are billed according to the sliding fee scale.
All clinic locations, including Urgent Care are closed on all major holidays.
Hilltop Regional Medical Center
1202 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
Medical: (253) 597-3813
Dental: (253) 441-4743
In addition to providing clinical care for regular patients and families, The Urgent Care Clinic at the Hilltop Regional Health Center provides care without an appointment to patients and the general community.
Kimi & George Tanbara, MD Health Center
Eastside Family Medical Clinic & Milgard Family Dental Clinic
1708 East 44th St
Tacoma, WA 98404
Medical: (253) 471-4553
Dental: (253) 572-7002
10510 Gravelly Lake Dr.
Lakewood, WA 98444
Medical: (253) 589-7030
Dental: (253) 589-7188
11225 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98444
Medical: (253) 536-2020
134 188th Street South
Tacoma, WA 98387
Medical: (253) 847-2304
Dental: (Expected to open Spring 2017): (253) 210-5270