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Rent Change Effective Dates

Your rent may go up or down after an interim review. The date on which the new amount takes effect depends on how you report the change in income or family composition. It also depends on whether the change results in a rent increase or decrease.

Effective Dates for Rent Increases

If you report a required change, the rent increase takes effect on the first day of the third month after the change occurred. For example, if you add a new family member in June, you start paying higher rent Sept. 1.

If you report a required change, but KCHA delays the review, the rent increase takes effect on the first day of the month 30 days after we process the change. For example, if you add a new family member in June, but KCHA does not process the review until Aug. 15, you start paying higher rent on Oct. 1.

If you do not report a required change, or do not provide all needed information, KCHA considers you at fault for delaying the review. If this happens, the rent increase takes effect on the first day of the month 30 days after we process the change. If the change took place in a previous month, you may also have to pay rent retroactively. For example, if you add a new family member to your household in June, but delay the review process until mid-September, you start paying higher rent on Nov. 1. You must also pay the difference between the new and old rent amounts for July, August, September, and October.

KCHA will give you 30 days' notice for any rent increase.

Effective Dates for Rent Decreases

If you report a change before the 22nd of the month, you start paying lower rent on the first day of the next month. Changes reported on the 23rd or later take effect on the first day of the month after next.

If you report a change at a later time, you start paying lower rent on the first day of the second month after you reported the change. For example, if a family member moves out in June, but you report the change in August, you start paying lower rent on Oct. 1.

In either case, the lower rent will only take effect after KCHA verifies the change. If this process causes a delay, we will make a retroactive rent adjustment.

Main Office
600 Andover Park W.
Tukwila, WA 98188
Tel: (206) 574‑1100
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700 Andover Park W.
Tukwila, WA 98188
Tel: (206) 214‑1300
Fax: (206) 243‑5927
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