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Filing a Damage Claim with Seattle Housing Authority

Filing a Damage Claim with Seattle Housing Authority

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If you believe the Seattle Housing Authority or an officer, employee, or volunteer of the Seattle Housing Authority is responsible for a loss, injury, or damages that you have suffered, you can file a claim with the agency.  Details on the claim filing process, frequently asked questions and links to the Claim for Damages forms are below. Pursuant to RCW 4.96.020, an action or lawsuit subject to the claim requirement cannot be filed against the Seattle Housing Authority unless a claim has previously been submitted to the agency in compliance with the process below.

Process for filing a claim with the Seattle Housing Authority:

To submit your claim, you must file an authorized Claim for Damages form. You can download the Seattle Housing Authority Claim for Damages form or call 206-615-3300 to request a form by mail.

You may also submit a claim using the State of Washington Standard Tort Claim form an example of which can be found at https://des.wa.gov/sites/default/files/public/documents/RiskManagement/tort%20claim%20form.pdf?=0b13b 

Please type or print legibly.  The authorized claim form must be signed and can be mailed, deliver, or emailed to the following locations:

Mail to:

Seattle Housing Authority
190 Queen Anne Ave N
P O Box 19028
Seattle, WA  98109

Deliver to:

Seattle Housing Authority
190 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA  98109

Business Hours:   Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Closed on weekends and official holidays

**Our office is currently closed to walk-ins due to COVID19

Email:       RiskManagement@seattlehousing.org

To assist us in the evaluation of your claim, please provide along with your submission any relevant documentation that might support your claim, including, for example, receipts, cancelled checks, estimates, billings, photos, diagrams, medical information, or other records. Your claim will not be rejected simply because you choose not to provide supporting documentation at the time of your claim submission. 

PLEASE NOTE:  any claim form and supporting documentation filed with the Seattle Housing Authority are public records under Revised Code of Washington (RCW) Chapter 42.56, of the Washington Public Records Act, and could be subject to public disclosure upon request. 

View Frequently Asked Questions about a claim for damages.