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SHA Housing

Seattle Housing Authority owns and operates more than 8,000 apartments and single-family homes at nearly 400 sites throughout the city through its Low-Income Public Housing Program, the Seattle Senior Housing Program and additional housing.

Low-Income Public Housing

Units are located throughout Seattle and come in a range of bedroom sizes. They are located in apartment buildings, smaller multi-unit buildings, town homes and a few single-family homes. Many locations include on-site supportive services. Typically residents pay 30 percent of the total household’s monthly adjusted income for rent and utilities.

Seattle Senior Housing

Select SHA buildings are reserved for seniors and disabled adults. Most units are one-bedroom apartments, with a few two-bedroom units. Tenants are charged one of several rent levels, depending on income, the number of people in the household and the number of bedrooms. Many locations include on-site supportive services. Seniors may apply to SSHP in addition to SHA’s Low Income Public Housing program other housing programs.

Additional housing

Throughout SHA's properties, there are a limited number of units that differ in eligibility, rent and application process from SHA's Low-Income Public Housing and Senior Housing programs. They vary from property to property and fall under two special programs. 

Special Portfolio

Tax Credit


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Steps to apply

step 1Read about housing programs

Learn about SHA's different housing programs.

step 2Understand your eligibility

Review eligibility and screening criteria.


step 3Use our Match properties tool

Answer a few questions to see a list of SHA properties that might fit your situation.


step 4Apply

Once you have completed steps 1, 2 and 3, you are ready to apply.





Seattle Housing Authority will, upon request, provide reasonable accommodation to help ensure that no otherwise qualified individual with a disability is excluded from participating in, or denied the benefit of, any agency program. More information

SHA will also provide language assistance upon request. More information