About King County Housing Authority

The King County Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Tukwila, Washington.

The King County Housing Authority serves Auburn, Federal Way, Issaquah, Shoreline, North Bend, Kent, Bellevue, Vashon, Seatac, Tukwila and Milton but does not serve Seattle and Renton.

King County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

King County, Washington Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Soon

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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.

For more information, read the KCHA public notice, visit the KCHA website, or call the office at (206) 574-1100.

Summary

  • What: King County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Opening
  • When: April 5th, 2017 at 08:00 AM PT - April 18th, 2017 at 04:00 PM PT
  • How To Apply:
    • Online Application at http://www.kcha.org/.
      • Note: If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member's computer/device, or one at a local library.

Last Updated on 03/01/2017.

Public Housing Waitlist: Open Indefinitely

The King County Housing Authority (KCHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The KCHA offers 60 Public Housing communities for families and senior/disabled households. A complete list of each community can be found here.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Pick up an application at the KCHA office, located at 20126 Ballinger Way, NE, Shoreline, WA 98155.
  2. Download and print the application online here,

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.

Property Score Inspection Date
Plaza Seventeen Ii 98/100 01/08/2015
Mardi Gras Ii 99/100 01/07/2015
Nia Apartments 99/100 01/06/2015
Kirkland Place 99/100 07/09/2014
Riverton Terrace 92/100 03/28/2014
Ballinger Homes 94/100 06/09/2014
Casa Madrona Ii 65/100 03/24/2014

Public Housing Operated by King County Housing Authority

18265 1st Ave S
Riverton Terrace is a 180 unit low income housing apartment community in Normandy Park.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
1750 NE 145th St
Paramount House II is a 431 unit low income housing apartment community in Shoreline.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Public Housing
18026 Midvale Ave N
The Lake House is a 140 unit low income housing apartment community in Shoreline.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
1540 NE 177th St
Northridge II is a 140 unit low income housing apartment community in Shoreline.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
8610 164th Ave NE
Forest Glen is a 85 unit low income housing apartment community in Redmond.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing

Affordable Apartments near King County Housing Authority

515 N. Division ST Suite #21
3016 NE 15th St
Evergreen Terrace is a 50 unit low income housing apartment community in Renton.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
1150 N 192nd St
Echo Lake Apartments is a 289 unit low income housing apartment community in Shoreline.