King County, Washington Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Soon
The King County Housing Authority (KCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon, from April 5, 2017 at 8:00 am, until April 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm PT. It was last open for about three weeks in January 2015; and prior to that in 2011.
To apply during the opening period, complete the online application that will be available on the KCHA website. Only one application per household will be accepted.
Preferences have not yet been confirmed. We have left a message with the KCHA, and will update our page when more information becomes available.
3,500 applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery.
Once the application has been completed it must be mailed or hand delivered 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, or call the office at (206) 574-1100.
Last Updated on 02/28/2017.
Public Housing Property Inspection Scores
All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.
The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.
The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.
A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.
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