Section 8 Waiting List & Lottery

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.

Lottery Application

KCHA will accept new applications from 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 5 through 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 18. The link to the application will appear on this website at that time. You must submit the application online, and you must submit it no later than the deadline of 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017.

Current Waiting List

KCHA is now serving lottery number 2,000 from the previous lottery held in March 2015. Refer to the list below to find out when your number might reach the top of this list. These dates are estimates and may change.

  • 2,000 to 2,200 — Mar. 2017
  • 2,200 to 2,400 — Apr. 2017
  • 2,400 to 2,500 — May 2017

Printable Flyers

Print-ready flyers are provided in PDF format (download Adobe Reader) in the following nine languages:

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Section 8 waiting list FAQs can help answer the most common questions about applying for KCHA's Section 8 voucher program.

Lottery Notification

By May 31, 2017, KCHA will draw applicant names in random order. We add the first 3,500 names to the waiting list in the order selected. You will receive a letter from us stating whether or not you were selected for the new waiting list. Notification will be sent by email if given, or by U.S. postal mail if no email address is given, no later than May 31. You may also check our website for updates on the selection process. Please contact us if you do not receive a letter by May 31.

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