Section 8 Vouchers
KCHA's Section 8 waiting list is closed. We chose 3,500 applicants for the current list by a random lottery drawing in May 2017. We notified these applicants via printed letters and emails sent in the last week of May 2017. Learn more about the lottery process. We do not know when the waiting list will re-open in the future.
Section 8 vouchers help people with low incomes rent homes on the private market. With a voucher, you pay at least 28 percent, but not more than 40 percent (in the first year), of your household income for rent and utilities. KCHA pays the difference between your portion of the rent and the amount your landlord requests.
If you qualify for a voucher, you can use it to rent in King County (not including incorporated areas of Seattle or Renton) from any landlord willing to take part in the program. Once you have had your voucher for at least a year, you may use it to rent anywhere in the United States.
If you already have a voucher, visit the Residents section of the KCHA website. If you manage a property and want to rent to Section 8 tenants, visit the Landlords section.