SHA Housing application instructions

These instructions are for Seattle Housing Authority's low-income and senior housing program properties.

Follow different instructions to apply for a Housing Choice Voucher.

If you gather all the required information ahead of time, completing the online SHA Housing application should take no more than 30 minutes. If you have questions or need to request an accommodation to complete your application, please contact us.

Before you begin

  1. Read about SHA Housing programs
  2. Review the eligibility criteria
  3. Use our housing search tool to see a list of SHA properties most likely to fit your situation.
    • As you browse properties, keep track of those you’d like to apply for by making a list or emailing the listings to yourself or someone else by clicking on Email this property page on each property listing.
    • The number of bedrooms you are eligible for is based on your household composition.

You will be able to apply for:

  • Up to two properties from the Low-Income Public Housing program
  • Up to two properties  from Seattle Senior Housing Program, if eligible (please note: Applicants age 62 or older are not limited to these properties and may apply for the Low-Income Housing program properties and other housing prorgrams.)

Do not use this application to apply for Special Portfolio or Tax Credit programs, or the Housing Choice Voucher program which have a different application process.

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Or access a paper version of the application | Please note: Submitting an outdated version of this application may result in rejection of your application.

After your application has been processed, SHA will send you a confirmation with further information and instructions. If you do not receive confirmation within three weeks of applying, or if your mailing address changes, or if any information in your confirmation is incorrect, contact us.