The King County Housing Authority provides rental housing and rental assistance to more than 18,000 families. We serve people with low and moderate incomes throughout the county—except incorporated areas in Seattle and Renton.

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  • Section 8 voucher applications start Apr. 5

    KCHA's Section 8 voucher program will accept free, online-only applications from 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 5, 2017 through 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017. A random lottery drawing will be used to select 3,500 of these applications for the Section 8 waiting list. Lottery details in አማርኛ, Farsi, ភាសាខ្មែរ, Русский, af Soomaali, Español, ትግርኛ & Tiếng Việt.

  • Fostering health & self-sufficiency

    The King County Housing Authority continues to build and expand community facilities at many of its properties. These resources keep families healthy and help children succeed in school. They also help parents attain job skills that support economic self-sufficiency.

  • Providing quality, affordable housing

    As a result of renovations inside and out, the King County Housing Authority's subsidized housing properties look as good as or better than housing in the surrounding community.

  • Helping youth achieve academic success

    Working with a network of partners, the King County Housing Authority provides a variety of resources to help kids succeed in school and in life. This includes after-school tutoring, enrichment classes, computer labs, and community centers.

  • Revitalizing local communities

    KCHA transforms distressed communities through well-designed, higher density, mixed-income housing. These homes offer easy access to supportive services, mass transit, and jobs. Parks, trails, art, and community spaces complete the vision.

  • Investing in smart growth & sustainability

    KCHA incorporates environmental considerations into all of its development projects. This includes building "green" and better integrating housing with transit, shopping, services, recreation, and access to jobs.

KCHA News & Notes


The Greenbridge neighborhood in White Center mixes new, energy-efficient low-income rental units with market-rate for-sale homes. When finished, it will be home to almost 1,000 families.

Seola Gardens

Located near Greenbridge, Seola Gardens also features new homes, roads, utilities, and open spaces. More than $250 million in public and private funding makes the redevelopments possible.