Section 8 Vouchers
KCHA's Section 8 voucher program will accept applications from 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 5, 2017 through 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017. The free application process will only be available online through the KCHA website. A random lottery drawing will be used to select 3,500 of these applications for the Section 8 waiting list. Any agency requesting a fee to assist you or who guarantees placement on the waiting list is fraudulent. Please report any such agency to KCHA. Learn more about the lottery process.
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.