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The King County Housing Authority provides rental housing and rental assistance to more than 25,000 households each night through both federally-funded and local programs.

Families served, by housing type
As of October 2022

KCHA-Owned Housing

As of October 2022, 12,481 households rent affordable housing at one of KCHA's 144 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 October 2022

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 October 2022

  • 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. 62% of the families who enter these programs are homeless prior to entry. Households who utilize assistance have very low incomes. Of families served in 2021, 83% earned less than 30% of the area median income (AMI) — $34,700 per year for a family of four.

Diversity of KCHA's resident population
As of January 2022

Housing Choice Voucher Residents
In KCHA's jurisdiction, over 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 January 2022, 30% included an elderly member, 30% included a non-elderly disabled member, and the remaining 40% included non-elderly and non-disabled members. As of January 2022, households who used a voucher had a median income of $13,476. 83% earn less than 30% of area median income.

Subsidized Housing Residents
KCHA manages 5,264 units of subsidized housing funded with federal public housing dollars and project-based Housing Choice Vouchers. 43% of these households are families with at least one elderly member. 24% include a disabled member and the remaining 33% include non-elderly and non-disabled members. As of January 2022, households living in KCHA's subsidized housing had a median income of $11,474. 86% 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

Section 8 Office
700 Andover Park W.
Tukwila, WA 98188
Tel: (206) 214‑1300
Fax: (206) 243‑5927

Central Applications Center — Subsidized Housing
Tel: (206) 574‑1248
Fax: (206) 574‑1241