King County Housing Authority (KCHA)

600 Andover Park West, Seattle, WA, 98188
(206)574-1100



King County

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About King County Housing Authority (KCHA)

The King County Housing Authority (KCHA) owns and manages almost 3,300 units of subsidized housing for families, the elderly, and disabled people. More than 4,500 units of other rental housing are financed through tax credits or tax-exempt bonds. Section 8 vouchers also help more than 11,000 households rent affordable private-market housing. Combined with supportive services, each year we reach more than 48,000 people who earn less than the county's median income.


Mission Statement

The mission of the King County Housing Authority (KCHA) is to provide quality affordable housing opportunities and build community through partnerships. We encourage self-sufficiency and protect the dignity of people with limited resources while safeguarding the public trust.

Program Summary for King County Housing Authority (KCHA)

King County Housing Authority (KCHA) is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. King County Housing Authority (KCHA) manages several funded programs and has a total of 2,397 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. King County Housing Authority (KCHA) administered a total of 9,167 Section 8 Vouchers. King County Housing Authority (KCHA) currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. King County Housing Authority (KCHA) is located at 600 Andover Park West, Seattle, WA, 98188 and serves the city of Seattle. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact King County Housing Authority (KCHA) at, (206)574-1100 for more information about coverage area and program availability.


Current Status Active
Size of King County Housing Authority (KCHA) compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 33
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 9,167
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 2,397
Waiting list for the King County Housing Authority (KCHA) is currently Open


2017 Income Limits for King County, WA

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for King County, WA:

Median Income
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Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $31,650
  • $36,150
  • $40,650
  • $45,150
  • $48,800
  • $52,400
  • $56,000
  • $59,600
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $19,000
  • $21,700
  • $24,400
  • $27,100
  • $29,300
  • $32,580
  • $36,730
  • $40,890
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $48,550
  • $55,450
  • $62,400
  • $69,300
  • $74,850
  • $80,400
  • $85,950
  • $91,500

2017 Fair Market Rents for King County, WA

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for King County, WA:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$1093 $1249 $1544 $2240 $2654



Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Renton Housing Authority (RHA) Renton Housing Authority (RHA) Renton WA 415 222 Open 4.9 Miles Contact
Seattle Housing Authority Seattle Housing Authority Seattle WA 10,287 7,037 Open 12.66 Miles Contact
Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) Tacoma WA 4,114 886 Open 16.47 Miles Contact
Housing Kitsap Housing Kitsap Bremerton WA 374 136 Open 19.16 Miles Contact
Bremerton Housing Authority (BHA) Bremerton Housing Authority (BHA) Bremerton WA 1,798 295 Open 20.4 Miles Contact
Pierce County Housing Authority (PCHA) Pierce County Housing Authority (PCHA) Tacoma WA 2,784 127 Open 22.02 Miles Contact

Housing Authority

King County Housing Authority (KCHA) Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
2,241
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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King County Quick Facts

Population: 2,079,967
Persons Per Household: 2.42
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 38.2%
Homeownership Rate: 58.2%
Housing Units: 868,345
Yearly Income Per Person: $39,911
Median Household Income: $71,811