Types of Subsidized Housing

KCHA owns and manages more than 60 subsidized housing properties. Some primarily serve families; others are open only to seniors and the disabled. You apply for all of these types of housing using the same application form. Please note that KCHA's moderate-income housing and its other rental housing include different properties. Their application processes also vary.

For Families, Seniors Age 55+, Disabled Persons

KCHA rents more than 2,500 units of this type of housing across the county. These homes range between 1 and 5 bedrooms in size. In most cases, residents pay no more than 30 percent of their household monthly income for rent and utilities.

(* For seniors age 55+ and disabled persons only)

KCHA also works with private landlords to rent a small number of 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom units. These landlords screen applicants for suitability. There is a screening fee for each adult household member and a security deposit that varies by property.

To apply for this housing, look for the Private Housing option in the "Additional Housing Types" section of the application form. Please note: you cannot select specific Private Housing properties; you will be offered the first available unit of appropriate size that becomes available.

For Seniors Age 62+, Disabled Persons

KCHA rents more than 1,500 units of this type of housing to seniors and disabled persons across the county and in Olympia. These homes include studios and 1-bedroom apartments. In most cases, residents pay no more than 30 percent of their household monthly income for rent and utilities.

For Seniors Age 60+

KCHA rents roughly 30 units of this type of housing. All apartments offer 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. Unlike other subsidized housing, tenants do not pay 30 percent of household monthly income for rent and utilities. Instead, they pay a flat rent of $330 per month. To apply for housing at these properties, look for the Local Programs option in the "Additional Housing Types" section of the application form.

(* For seniors age 55+ and disabled persons only)

KCHA also works with private landlords to rent 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom units in the north and east parts of the county. To apply for this housing, look for the Private Housing option in the "Additional Housing Types" section of the application form. Please note: you cannot select specific Private Housing properties; you can only choose the general area in which you want to apply.

For Seniors Age 62+, Disabled Persons

KCHA rents almost 1,400 units of this type of housing to seniors and disabled persons across the county and in Olympia. These homes include studios and 1-bedroom apartments. In most cases, residents pay no more than 30 percent of their household monthly income for rent and utilities.

A couple of properties require an extra step to apply. To sign up for housing at these locations, look for the Section 8 New Construction option in the "Additional Housing Types" section of the application form.

For Seniors Age 60+

KCHA rents roughly 30 units of this type of housing. All apartments offer 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. Unlike other subsidized housing, tenants do not pay 30 percent of household monthly income for rent and utilities. Instead, they pay a flat rent of $330 per month. To apply for housing at these properties, look for the Local Programs option in the "Additional Housing Types" section of the application form.

Property Map

View a map of all subsidized housing properties.

Main Office
600 Andover Park W.
Tukwila, WA 98188
Tel: (206) 574-1100
Fax: (206) 574-1104
TDD: (800) 833-6388
Directions

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

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