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


Through the Housing Choice Voucher program (formerly Section 8), SHA provides rental assistance for people with low incomes to rent from landlords throughout the Seattle rental market. While SHA administers the voucher program and determines whether tenants are eligible to receive the subsidy, rentals continue to be managed and leased by the owners, who screen tenants for suitability.

Need to get in touch? Email or call 206.239.1672.

Benefits of the program

Landlord Orientation

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

Consistent rental payments

  • The SHA portion of the contract rent is deposited directly into the landlord’s account each month without delay.

Flexibility and stability

  • SHA adjusts its rent portion as household income changes to ensure you receive full contract rent.

Inspections by certified staff

  • SHA inspects your unit at no cost to ensure that it is safe, decent, and in good repair. SHA inspections can identify necessary repairs and be used in place of the City of Seattle’s Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance (RRIO) inspections.

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.

Robust supply of tenants

  • Consistent supply of new and moving participants to increase your tenant pool. You can also market your units directly to voucher participants via SHA​.

Support with lease enforcement

  • SHA cannot enforce notices but can counsel participants on complying with obligations.

How to participate

Landlord FAQ

Find answers to frequently asked questions

Find out how you can market units to voucher holders in SHA’s Housing Choice Voucher program. Get information about about leasing, rents, payments, reviews  and inspections.

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, please contact or (206) 239-1672.