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Seeking public comment on proposed amendment to SHA’s 2019 Moving to Work Annual Plan


Seeking public comment on proposed amendment to SHA’s 2019 Moving to Work Annual Plan

Comment period June 7-July 8, 2019

The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) is proposing an amendment to its 2019 Moving to Work (MTW) Annual Plan. [PDF]


SHA’s Scattered Sites portfolio includes more than 700 pubilc housing units, mostly in single-family homes and small mulltiplexes with just a few units each. While expensive to maintain, these units are important to SHA’s ability to provide affordable housing throughout many Seattle neighborhoods and for larger families. SHA is evaluating an opportunity to convert units in this portfolio from public housing to the Housing Choice Voucher program. This conversion may provide additional funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address capital needs (such as roofs, plumbing and windows) while maintaining control and affordability of the units for the long term. 

The proposed amendment to SHA’s 2019 MTW Plan indicates to HUD and to the community SHA’s interest in a conversion but does not commit the agency to moving forward. If SHA determines that such a conversion is worth pursuing, SHA will provide additional opportunities for resident and community questions and input on any specific proposal(s). Current residents in the Scattered Sites portfolio will not need to be relocated or experience a change in rent as a result of conversion.

Proposed Amendment to the Moving to Work 2019 Annual Plan

SHA will amend the 2019 MTW Plan, in Section II related to the projected changes in public housing stock, to include the following:

  • Up to 711 units in Scattered Sites, WA001000050-57, and partnership housing as part of a new phase of asset repositioning, which may include options available to Housing Authorities under Section 18 of the 1937 Housing Act as amended or other sections of the 1937 Housing Act as amended. 


Opportunities to comment

The Seattle Housing Authority is accepting comments on this draft amendment to the 2019 Plan through July 8, 2019. Send comments to Any revisions to the amendment during the comment period will be posted on SHA's website at

Public hearing

June 24, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
Seattle Housing Authority, 1st Floor
190 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle
Email or call 206.239.1528 in advance to request an interpreter or accommodation for the hearing.

Other ways to comment 

Phone: 206.239.1528
USPS:  Policy Office, PO Box 19028, Seattle, WA 98109