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Renton Housing Authority

2900 NE 10th Street
Renton, King County, Washington 98056

Renton Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Renton Housing Authority serves Renton.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Renton, WA Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Other Renton Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Renton Housing Authority Website: http://www.rentonhousing.org/.

Renton Housing Authority Phone: (425) 226-1850.

Closed: Renton, WA Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Renton Housing Authority (RHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the RHA website.

Last Updated on 05/22/2019.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Renton Housing Authority (RHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in March, 2018.  There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

For more information, visit the RHA website.

Last Updated on 05/22/2019.

About Renton Housing Authority

More information about Renton Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.rentonhousing.org/.

Representatives of Renton Housing Authority may be available by phone at (425) 226-1850. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/27/2020, it is not known if Renton 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 Renton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Renton Housing Authority manages 444 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 284 67 45 3 45
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,208 $1,049 $923 $853 $917
Monthly Cost $343,187 $70,307 $41,516 $2,558 $41,263

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Renton 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 5% having issued approximately 173 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 28 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $19,215 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 40% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 54% 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, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

52% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 46% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

77% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 61% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Renton Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% include at least one person with a disability. 41% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 78% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

22% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 46% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% 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 Renton Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $503 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $2,385. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $190.



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 Renton Housing Authority

Glennwood Townhomes

1141 Glennwood Ave
Renton, Washington

Hillcrest Terrace

1442 Hillcrest Lane NE
Renton, Washington
Income Based
1-2 BR

Evergreen Terrace

3027 NE 15th Street
Renton, Washington

Cole Manor

2811 NE 4th Street
Renton, Washington
Income Based
2-4 BR

Low Income Housing Managed by Renton Housing Authority

Cedar River Terrace

51 Burnett Ave S
Renton, Washington
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Golden Pines

2901 NE 10th Street
Renton, Washington
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Kirkland Avenue Townhomes

1518 Kirkland Ave NE
Renton, Washington

Brickshire Estates

1317 Edmonds Ave NE
Renton, Washington

Chantelle

2828 NE 3rd
Renton, Washington

Highland House

2825 NE 12th St
Renton, Washington

Rolling Hills Townhomes

16800 113th Ln SE
Renton, Washington
Market Rate

Sunset Court

1144 Harrington Ave NE
Renton, Washington