Seattle Housing Authority
190 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, King County, WA

206-615-3300 http://www.seattlehousing.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Opening Soon

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Seattle Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on December 28th, 2016.

The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon, from February 6, 2017 at 8:00 am, until February 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm PT. It was last open from March 2015 until April 2015.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.


This waiting list has the following preference: Households that are 30% of less of AMI.

3,500 applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, after sorting preferences.

For more information, read the SHA public notice, visit the SHA website, or call the office at (206) 615-3300.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Seattle Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update May 22nd, 2015.

The Seattle Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


This housing authority offers 31 public housing communities for families and senior/disabled individuals. For a complete listing of each community please follow this link.

There are three ways to apply for public housing:
2. Download the application here, then print and complete.
3. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 190 Queen Anne Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109, Monday-Friday between the hours of 8am and 4:30pm.

Once the paper application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

Please Note: You must check in with the housing authority every month to keep your spot on the waiting list by calling 866-623-5111.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: homeless, or extremely low income.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://seattlehousing.org/, or by calling 206-239-1737, during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Seattle Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 50 projects which contain 6,207 affordable rental units. It also administers 9,811 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Seattle Housing Authority is determined to be a Large public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1,250 - 9,999 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Seattle Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (39%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (61%) to that of all housing authorities in Washington, Seattle Housing Authority has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Washington.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)