Section 8 Waiting List & Lottery

KCHA's Section 8 waiting list is closed. We chose 2,500 applicants for the current list by a random lottery drawing in March 2015. We notified these applicants via printed letters and emails sent in the third week of March 2015.

Check Your List Position

You can look up your lottery number or find out if you're on the waiting list. There are two ways to do this. In the boxes below, you can enter the confirmation number you received after submitting your application, or enter your head of household's birth date and the last 4 digits of their social security number. The date and numbers must exactly match what you put on your application. If you applied but cannot find your number using this tool, contact the Section 8 office.

Search by Confirmation Number

Search by Birthdate & SSN

KCHA is now serving up to lottery number 825. Refer to the list below to find out when your number might reach the top of the list. These dates are estimates and may change.

  • 550 to 1,000 — May 2016 to Dec. 2016
  • 1,001 to 1,300 — Jan. 2017 to June 2017
  • 1,301 to 1,600 — July 2017 to Dec. 2017
  • 1,601 to 1,900 — Jan. 2018 to June 2018
  • 1,901 to 2,200 — July 2018 to Dec. 2018
  • 2,201 to 2,500 — Jan. 2019 to June 2019

Check back each month for lottery number updates. If your mailing address changes, you must report the change in writing to the Section 8 office. If you have email access, you can submit your mailing address, phone number, and email address changes to

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