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Tenant-based Program

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (also known as Section 8) is a rental assistance program subsidized by the federal government. Seattle Housing Authority administers the program within the city of Seattle.

Tenant-based Housing Choice Vouchers allow voucher recipients to choose and rent units from private landlords and owners. If you are in good standing with Seattle Housing Authority and have units within Seattle city limits, you are welcome to participate.

How the Tenant-based Program works and the many benefits experienced by participating landlords.

Seattle Housing Authority advertises rental units for participating landlords for free. The listings are updated every Friday.

Workshops are held every third Tuesday from February through November for interested or participating landlords.

Leasing one of your units to a tenant with a Housing Choice Voucher is a six-step process.

How much rent can be charged, what tenants pay, what Seattle Housing Authority pays, rent negotiation, and rent increases.

The rights and requirements of landlords and tenants and the role Seattle Housing Authority plays in administering the program.

Tenants have their information reviewed annually and subsidized units are inspected at least once per year.

The Bulletin is published quarterly and includes news and tips for landlords in the Tenant-based Housing Choice Voucher Program.

What landlords need to know about partnering with the HCV Program