Seattle Housing Authority’s mission is to enhance the Seattle community by creating and sustaining decent, safe and affordable living environments that foster stability and increase self-sufficiency for people with low incomes. The agency provides long-term rental housing and rental assistance to more than 29,500 people. Learn more. We do not provide temporary shelter, emergency shelter, or transitional housing—but many other nonprofit housing organizations in Seattle do.

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2014 Yesler Terrace update

This year will see big changes at Yesler Terrace! This phase of redevelopment includes significant low-income replacement housing, market-rate housing and neighborhood improvements, all right in the center of the community. More information »

Building Community email newsletter

Seattle Housing Authority's email newsletter, Building Community, is distributed to subscribers quarterly. It is a digest of the agency's most important news releases and events. Subscribe to the Building Community newsletter.

Housing at High Point in the 1950s

Since 1939 Seattle Housing Authority has provided housing options for low-income residents throughout the city, including programs for the disabled and senior citizens. Learn more about Seattle Housing Authority's history.