In a Supporting Role: Housing


Bob's House

8022 Burke Ave. N

Seattle, WA. 98103

(206) 719-6157

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

(206 )329-7303

(206) 204-3800

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

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Hostelling International Seattle at the American Hotel
520 South King Street
Seattle, WA 98104

(206) 622-5443

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

(503) 224-3293
(503) 223-7848
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.

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In a Supporting Role: Medical

Web Resources

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. 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

(206) 299-1600

Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center

2101 E. Yesler Way

Seattle, WA 98122

(206) 299-1900

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.

Auburn Public Health Center

Columbia Public Health Center (South Seattle)

Downtown Public Health Center (Seattle)

Eastgate Public Health Center (Bellevue/Factoria)

Federal Way Public Health Center

Birch Creek Public Health Center (Kent)

Kent Public Health Center

Primary care at Navos (Burien)

North Public Health Center (North Seattle)

North Dental Clinic (Lake City)

Northshore Public Health Center (Bothell)

Renton Public Health Center

White Center Public Health Center

DSHS Community Service Offices (CSO)

Tacoma Area

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.

Locations and Hours

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

Lakewood Clinic
10510 Gravelly Lake Dr.
Lakewood, WA 98444

Medical: (253) 589-7030
Dental: (253) 589-7188

Parkland Clinic
11225 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98444

Medical: (253) 536-2020

Spanaway Clinic
134 188th Street South
Tacoma, WA 98387

Medical: (253) 847-2304
Dental: (Expected to open Spring 2017): (253) 210-5270