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Over 1500 landlords partner with the Seattle Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Vouche  (HCV) program to provide homes to members of our community with low incomes. 


Orientation for housing providers

Held virtually on the 4th Tuesday of each month 10  – 11:30 a.m. Email Landlord support to receive an invitation.

About the Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is the largest rental assistance program in the United States. It is funded by the federal government and administered by local housing authorities. At its core, the program pays a portion of rent directly to landlords so that qualified tenants with lower incomes can afford to rent throughout the local housing market. 

SHA issues vouchers to eligible households to rent units just as any unsubsidized renter would. Voucher participants pay 30-40% of their income toward unit rent and utilities. The remaining rent is paid by SHA directly to the landlord via Housing Assistance Payments (HAP).

Benefits of the program

Consistent rental payments, free inspections and helping others are a few of the benefits of participating in the Housing Choice Voucher program.

How to participate

List your rental with SHA and find information about leasing, rents and payments and inspections.  The SHA Welcome Packet also describes the Housing Choice Voucher landlord experience.

Book an appointment

Landlords who wish to meet with Housing Choice Voucher staff in person are strongly encouraged to book an appointment. Services are also available by phone and email.

SHA Portal

The SHA Portal is a secure, convenient way for landlords to conduct business with the Seattle Housing Authority. SHA Landlords have been sent one-time code to register. If you need assistance or have questions about the new portal, please contact SHA's Owner Liaison team at or (206) 239-1672.