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Benefits of the program

Benefits of the program

Guaranteed rent

Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) pays a fixed amount of the rent to participating landlords each month. The tenant pays the difference between the subsidy and the total rent, in addition to any utilities not included in the rent.

Free inspections

SHA will inspect your unit at no cost to you to ensure that it is safe, decent, and in good repair. The inspections meets the requirements of the city of Seattle Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance.

Free listings

Participating landlords may advertise rental units for free through HousingSearchNW.org. This service is provided by a consortium of government and private agencies throughout King County. SHA is a member of this group and helps to manage the site.

Helping others in need

Landlords experience the satisfaction of providing a place to live for low-income families while receiving a dependable source of income