About Seattle Housing Authority

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

The Seattle Housing Authority serves Seattle.

Seattle Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waitlist: Open Now

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.

Summary

  • What: Seattle Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Online Application at http://seattlehousing.org/waitlist/.
      • 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 05/22/2015.

Seattle, Washington Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for nearly three weeks in February 2017; and prior to that from March 2015 until April 2015.

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

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

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

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

Last Updated on 02/24/2017.

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
Lake City Village 45/100 01/08/2015
High Point Phase I 98/100 06/12/2014
Wisteria Court 52/100 04/08/2014
Stone View Village 84/100 05/14/2014
High Rise Phase 2 56/100 04/01/2014
Jefferson Terrace 47/100 04/07/2014
Rainier Vista Phas 92/100 06/16/2014
Cedarvale Village 41/100 03/27/2014
Sshp South 52/100 03/26/2014
Scattered Sites 76/100 06/11/2014
Olive Ridge 68/100 03/25/2014
Scattered Sites 77/100 06/06/2014

Public Housing Operated by Seattle Housing Authority

11032 Lake City Way NE
Meadowbrook View is a 50 unit low income housing apartment community in Seattle.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Seattle.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
800 Jefferson St
Jefferson Terrace is a 299 unit low income housing apartment community in Seattle.
1700 17th Ave
Olive Ridge is a 106 unit low income housing apartment community in Seattle.
2215 1st Ave
Bell Towers is a 120 unit low income housing apartment community in Seattle.
100 Melrose Ave E
Denny Terrace is a 221 unit low income housing apartment community in Seattle.

Affordable Apartments near Seattle Housing Authority

219 Pontius Ave N
Williams Apartments is a 84 unit low income housing apartment community in Seattle.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Seattle.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
527 12th Ave E
Mercer Court is a 24 unit low income housing apartment community in Seattle.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Seattle.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
609 Yesler Way
Washington Terrace is a 136 unit low income housing apartment community in Seattle.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Seattle.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit