Subsidized housing — which includes public housing — helps people with low incomes rent apartments they can afford. In most cases, they pay no more than 30 percent of their household's monthly income for rent and utilities.
KCHA owns and manages nearly all of this type of housing. It includes more than 80 properties, many of which offer on-site social services. You can find these apartments all over the county, except in the city limits of Seattle and Renton. They do not accept Section 8 vouchers.
Our housing search tool can give you an estimate of your eligibility for all of KCHA's programs — including subsidized housing — based on your family size, income, and housing preferences.
If you already rent housing from KCHA, visit the Residents section of this site.