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Frequently asked questions

How much will rent cost?
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What kind of information is assessed on rental applications?
  • Income

  • Rental history

  • Credit history

  • Household size

  • Student status

  • Additional requirements as needed

Check out this list of what to bring to the in-person application appointment and our eligibility & screening criteria.

What AMI levels will Africatown Plaza serve?

Africatown Plaza offers units at the 50% and 60% AMI levels. To learn more about what AMI level you might classify as, please reference the AMI chart on this page.

When will the building be open?

Africatown Plaza is currently under construction. We anticipate the building will be ready for move-ins during the summer of 2024. 

Do you accept rental assistance vouchers?

Yes! Please contact us to learn more or for any specific questions regarding vouchers. 

Are pets and/or service animals allowed?

Pets and service animals are welcome at Africatown Plaza! There are no breed restrictions, however, there is a two pet per household limit.

Are utilities included in rent?

Residents will be responsible for paying electricity. Water and sewer utility charges are included in rent. All common building utilities are paid by Community Roots Housing.

Who is eligible to rent the 3-bedroom apartments?

The three-bedroom units at Africatown Plaza are set aside for "large families." Households must have four or more people.

I still have questions. Who do I contact?

For specific leasing questions, contact the Community Roots Housing leasing team at (206) 895-1400 or email us at

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