Landlords and Seattle Housing in partnership Seattle Housing Authority provides rent subsidy payments to owners and landlords of privately owned buildings through its Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8). The agency administers the voucher program and determines whether tenants are eligible. The buildings are managed and leased by their owners, who screen tenants for suitability.
Coming in November: the Landlord Portal
Important: Seattle Housing is excited to be rolling out a new Landlord Portal this fall. This online access will allow you to review payments made over the past several years, get copies of your 1099, find the latest program updates, and more. This transition to electronic communication will save taxpayer money by not mailing out Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) checks and deposit advices. To receive your HAP you need to sign up for Direct Deposit and to provide us with an e-mail address for notifications. (You can do both on one form.)
Biennial Inspections began Sept. 1, 2013 to increase efficiency and make it easier for landlords and tenants
How the program works, and information on rents and payment, leasing, annual inspections, workshops, and submitting rental listings.