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COMMUNITY SNAPSHOT
AmeriCorps service in Seattle, WA

Budgeting for your service year
IN SEATTLE

In addition to a biweekly living stipend, you’ll receive free healthcare coverage and deferment of your student loans during your service year. To help you envision how to make your budget work, we’ve offered some resources below about living in, and getting around, Seattle.

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Affordable neighborhoods in Seattle

Wondering where many of our College Possible AmeriCorps coaches live? Here are three Seattle neighborhoods to scope out for housing if you’re looking for an affordable one-bedroom apartment. They’re easily accessible by public transportation and stipend-budget friendly.

  • Beacon Hill

  • University District

  • Rainier Vista

Looking for a roommate?

You’ll have a chance to meet fellow incoming coaches before the school year begins for more roommate possibilities. You can also check out Diggz and Silvernest, apps offering roommate matching and house sharing services. 

Check out these housing apps

Find affordable rentals not listed on other, more-common apps:

 

Getting to work

Getting to the Seattle office is a breeze, whether you have your own ride, or you’re opting for public transportation. Our office is located two minutes walking distance from the Mt. Baker Light Rail stop via Sound Transit. Many of our staff utilize the affordable Sound Transit – especially the Link Light Rail – and Metro for their daily commute.

 

Those who prefer to drive to the office enjoy free parking in our office lot. 

 

Bike and scooter share is also available through the City of Seattle bikeshare program

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Where Seattle coaches hang out

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