Section 8 Vouchers
KCHA's Section 8 waiting list is closed. We chose 2,500 applicants for the current list by a random lottery drawing in June 2011. We are now issuing vouchers to families on this list. Learn more about the lottery process or check your status on the waiting list.
Section 8 vouchers help people with low incomes rent homes on the private market. With a voucher, you pay at least 28 percent, but not more than 40 percent (in the first year), of your household income for rent and utilities. KCHA pays the difference between your portion of the rent and the amount your landlord requests.
If you qualify for a voucher, you can use it to rent from any landlord in King County willing to take part in the program. In some cases you may also use it to rent in incorporated Seattle or Renton, or outside of the county.
If you already have a voucher, visit the Residents section of the KCHA website. If you manage a property and want to rent to Section 8 tenants, visit the Landlords section.