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The King County Housing Authority provides rental housing and rental assistance to more than 24,000 households each night through both federally-funded and local programs.

Families served, by housing type
As of February 2021

KCHA-Owned Housing

As of February 2021, 11,294 households rent affordable housing at one of KCHA's 138 properties. In recent years KCHA has grown its inventory of affordable housing through acquisitions and new development.

Households living in KCHA-owned housing
As of February 2021

Nonprofit partnerships bring together KCHA and local service agencies. They provide emergency and transitional housing for homeless families and people with special needs.

KCHA uses a mix of in-house management, in-house maintenance, and private management firms to oversee its housing.

Types of KCHA-owned housing
As of February 2021

  • Subsidized housing
  • Moderate-income housing
  • Manufactured homes
  • Other rental housing

Demographics of KCHA-Supported Families

KCHA’s Housing Choice Voucher and Subsidized Housing programs assist a diverse population that includes the region's lowest-income residents. 48% of the families who enter these programs are homeless prior to entry. Households who utilize assistance have very low incomes. Of families served in 2019, 82% earned less than 30% of the area median income (AMI) — $33,200 per year for a family of four.

Diversity of KCHA's resident population
As of September 2020

7% of residents identify as Hispanic.

Housing Choice Voucher Residents
In KCHA's jurisdiction, nearly 12,000 residents rely on a tenant-based voucher to pay for a portion of their housing every night. Of the families who used vouchers to assist with their housing as of February 2021, 29% included an elderly member, 31% included a non-elderly disabled member, and the remaining 40% included non-elderly and non-disabled members. As of February 2021, households who used a voucher had a median income of $13,608. 81% earn less than 30% of area median income.

Subsidized Housing Residents
KCHA manages 3,805 units of subsidized housing funded with federal public housing dollars and project-based Housing Choice Vouchers. 46% of these households are families with at least one elderly member. 23% include a disabled member and the remaining 31% include non-elderly and non-disabled members. As of February 2021, households living in KCHA's subsidized housing had a median income of $12,084. 90% earn less than 30% of area median income.

Main Office
600 Andover Park W.
Tukwila, WA 98188
Tel: (206) 574‑1100
Fax: (206) 574‑1104
TDD: (800) 833‑6388
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Section 8 Office
700 Andover Park W.
Tukwila, WA 98188
Tel: (206) 214‑1300
Fax: (206) 243‑5927
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