King County Housing Authority

600 Andover Park W
Tukwila, King County, Washington 98188

King County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Tukwila, Washington that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Moving to Work programs. As of February 21st, 2020, King County Housing Authority has 5 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The King County, Washington Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on February 25th, 2020. The Family Subsidized Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Senior (55+)/Disabled Subsidized Housing Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Senior (60+) Subsidized Housing Other Senior Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Senior (62+)/Disabled Subsidized Housing Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List is open indefinitely.

King County Housing Authority serves King County but does not serve Renton and Seattle.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
King County, Washington Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Family Subsidized Housing Open Until Further Notice
Senior (55+)/Disabled Subsidized Housing Open Until Further Notice
Senior (60+) Subsidized Housing Open Until Further Notice
Senior (62+)/Disabled Subsidized Housing Open Until Further Notice
Other Rental Housing Unknown
Moderate-Income Housing Unknown

Open King County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Now: King County, Washington Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The King County Housing Authority (KCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from February 12, 2020 at 7:00 am, until February 25, 2020 at 4:00 pm PT.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application available here. Applicants will be taken to WaitListCheck.com.

If an applicant does not have access to a computer, they can use one at a local library, or one of the following locations on weekdays only with the exception of President’s Day on February 17th:

  • KCHA Central Offices, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (206) 214-1300 
    700 Andover Park West, Tukwila, Wash. 98188 (Section 8 office)
    600 Andover Park West, Tukwila, Wash. 98188 (Administrative office)
  • Ballinger Homes, 9:00 am – 4:15 pm (206) 574-1243
    2200 NE 201st Place, Shoreline, Wash. 98155
  • Birch Creek, 9:00 am – 4:15 pm (206) 315-4360
    27360 129th Place SE, Kent, Wash. 98030
  • Seola Gardens, 9:00 am – 4:15 pm (206)829-2465
    11215 5th Ave. SE, Seattle, Wash. 98146
  • Spiritwood Manor, 9:00 am – 4:15 pm (206) 315-4380
    1424 148th Ave. SE, Bellevue, Wash.98007

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Homeless.
  • Live in substandard-condition housing.
  • Pay more than 50 percent of your household income on rent and utilities.
  • Household income at or below 30 percent of AMI.

2,500 applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the KCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the KCHA website, as of January 22, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in King County, Washington; with the exceptions of the Cities of Renton and Seattle.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via the KCHA Section 504 Coordinator by calling (206) 574-1351 or (800) 833-6388.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 02/12/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Family Subsidized Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The King County Housing Authority (KCHA) waiting list for Family Subsidized Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least September, 2018, until further notice.

A list of all Subsidized Housing Communities can be found here.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Print the application online here. Select the "printable copy of the subsidized housing application" link in the first paragraph.

Once the paper application has been completed it must be mailed or hand delivered to one of the property management offices listed here, or to:

King County Housing Authority
Central Applications Processing Center
20126 Ballinger Way NE, PMB #151 
Shoreline, WA 98155

Hand delivered applications must be delivered before 12:00 pm PT, Monday-Friday.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Extremely low income, homeless, substandard housing, displaced by government action, displaced by natural disaster, victim of domestic violence, and rent burdened.

For more information, visit the KCHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (206) 574-1100.

Last Updated on 02/04/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior (55+)/Disabled Subsidized Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List

The King County Housing Authority (KCHA) waiting list for Senior (55+)/Disabled Subsidized Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least September, 2018, until further notice.

A list of all Subsidized Housing Communities can be found here.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Print the application online here. Select the "printable copy of the subsidized housing application" link in the first paragraph.

Once the paper application has been completed it must be mailed or hand delivered to one of the property management offices listed here, or to:

King County Housing Authority
Central Applications Processing Center
20126 Ballinger Way NE, PMB #151 
Shoreline, WA 98155

Hand delivered applications must be delivered before 12:00 pm PT, Monday-Friday.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Extremely low income, homeless, substandard housing, displaced by government action, displaced by natural disaster, victim of domestic violence, and rent burdened.

For more information, visit the KCHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (206) 574-1100.

Last Updated on 02/04/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior (60+) Subsidized Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior Waiting List

The King County Housing Authority (KCHA) waiting list for Senior (60+) Subsidized Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least September, 2018, until further notice.

A list of all Subsidized Housing Communities can be found here.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Print the application online here. Select the "printable copy of the subsidized housing application" link in the first paragraph.

According to the KCHA, "look for the Local Programs option in the "Additional Housing Types" section of the application form."

Once the paper application has been completed it must be mailed or hand delivered to one of the property management offices listed here, or to:

King County Housing Authority
Central Applications Processing Center
20126 Ballinger Way NE, PMB #151 
Shoreline, WA 98155

Hand delivered applications must be delivered before 12:00 pm PT, Monday-Friday.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Extremely low income, homeless, substandard housing, displaced by government action, displaced by natural disaster, victim of domestic violence, and rent burdened.

For more information, visit the KCHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (206) 574-1100.

Last Updated on 02/04/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior (62+)/Disabled Subsidized Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List

The King County Housing Authority (KCHA) waiting list for Senior (62+)/Disabled Subsidized Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least September, 2018, until further notice.

A list of all Subsidized Housing Communities can be found here.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Print the application online here. Select the "printable copy of the subsidized housing application" link in the first paragraph.

Once the paper application has been completed it must be mailed or hand delivered to one of the property management offices listed here, or to:

King County Housing Authority
Central Applications Processing Center
20126 Ballinger Way NE, PMB #151 
Shoreline, WA 98155

Hand delivered applications must be delivered before 12:00 pm PT, Monday-Friday.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Extremely low income, homeless, substandard housing, displaced by government action, displaced by natural disaster, victim of domestic violence, and rent burdened.

For more information, visit the KCHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (206) 574-1100.

Last Updated on 02/04/2020.

Other King County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Unknown: Other Rental Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The King County Housing Authority (KCHA) waiting list status for Other Rental Housing apartments is unknown.

To apply during the opening period, contact the managing office of a community listed here.

For more information, visit the KCHA website.

Last Updated on 02/04/2020.

Unknown: Moderate-Income Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The King County Housing Authority (KCHA) waiting list status for Moderate-Income Housing apartments is unknown.

To apply during the opening period, contact the managing office of a community listed here.

For more information, visit the KCHA website.

Last Updated on 02/04/2020.

About King County Housing Authority

More information about King County Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.kcha.org/.

Representatives of King County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (206) 574-1100. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 02/21/2020, it is not known if King County Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the King County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, King County Housing Authority manages 10,071 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2019:

Family Unification Tenant Protection Moving To Work Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 219 872 7,546 265 632 202
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,353 $1,083 $974 $1,101 $905 $980
Monthly Cost $296,402 $944,697 $7,346,093 $291,660 $572,138 $198,055

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for King County Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 10% having issued approximately 1,208 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of -1 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $15,969 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 81% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% of households had wages as a major source of income, 6% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 59% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

46% of households included children, 10% of which had two adults in the household. 39% of households with children have a female head of household. 72% of all households were headed by a female.

57% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 41% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the King County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 36% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 61% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 29% with 3 or more bedrooms. 7% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by King County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $385 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $979. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $127.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by King County Housing Authority

Riverton Terrace

18265 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, Washington
Call For Rent
1-5 BR

Paramount House

1750 NE 145th St
Shoreline, Washington
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

The Lake House

18026 Midvale Ave N
Shoreline, Washington
Call For Rent
1 BR

Northridge II

1530 NE 177th St
Shoreline, Washington
Call For Rent
1 BR

Forest Glen

8610 164th Ave NE
Redmond, Washington
Call For Rent
1 BR

Casa Juanita

9821 NE 122nd St
Kirkland, Washington
Call For Rent
1 BR

Boulevard Manor

12039 Roseberg Ave S
Seattle, Washington
Call For Rent
1 BR

Yardley Arms

1000 SW 130th St
Burien, Washington
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Valli Kee Homes

23401 104th Ave SE
Kent, Washington
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Family & Senior
Accessible

Cascade Apartments

20500 106th Ave SE
Kent, Washington
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior
55+
Accessible

Youngs Lake Commons

18923 115th Ln SE
Renton, Washington
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Mardi Gras

24009 104th Ave SE
Kent, Washington
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Eastridge House

120 W Sunset Way
Issaquah, Washington
Call For Rent
1 BR

Wayland Arms

307 S Division St
Auburn, Washington
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Accessible
62+

Plaza Seventeen

1001 17th St SE
Auburn, Washington
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Southridge House

30838 14th Ave S
Federal Way, Washington
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Casa Madrona

3948 Martin Way E
Olympia, Washington
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Ballinger Homes

2200 N.E. 201st Place
Shoreline, Washington
Call For Rent
1-5 BR
Family & Senior
Accessible

Park Royal

18417 96th Ave NE
Bothell, Washington
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Family & Senior
Accessible

College Place

1249 145th Place S.E.
Bellevue, Washington
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Family & Senior
Accessible

Juanita Court

9926 N.E. 126th St.
Kenmore, Washington
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Family & Senior
Accessible

Wells Wood

18100 142nd Ave. N.E
Kirkland, Washington

Zephyr

11220 5th Ave SW
Seattle, Washington

Sixth Place

9740 7th Ave SW
Seattle, Washington

Nia Apartments

9935 8th Ave SW
Seattle, Washington
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Accessible

Firwood Circle

313 37th St. S.E.
Auburn, Washington
Call For Rent
1-5 BR
Family & Senior
Accessible

Burndale Homes

930 18th Place N.E.
Auburn, Washington
Call For Rent
1-5 BR
Family & Senior
Accessible

Kings Court

S. 333rd Street and 22nd Lane S.
Federal Way, Washington
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Low Income Housing Managed by King County Housing Authority

Ashwood Court

11018 NE 11th St
Bellevue, Washington
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
62+
Accepts Vouchers

Vantage Point Apartments (Phase 2)

17901 105th Pl SE
Renton, Washington
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers