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Low Income Public Housing

Low Income Public Housing units are managed by Seattle Housing Authority. They come in a range of bedroom sizes. Most are located in apartment buildings, but some are located in smaller, multi-family buildings.

Households in this program earn 80 percent of area median income or less to qualify, and typically pay 30 percent of monthly income for rent and utilities. The program has site-specific waiting lists. Applicants can add their names to the waiting list for one or two buildings of their choice.

Please note that the eligibility requirements and application procedures for Low Income Public Housing are different than those of other programs.

Information on program income limits, how to qualify as a family, and how general suitability, rental history, criminal history, and immigration status affect eligibility.

Answers to common questions about applying to the Low Income Public Housing program, pet ownership rules, making changes to applications, waiting lists, and more.

A map and list of Low Income Public Housing properties, and information about the types of apartments offered, parking, nearby bus routes, and the surrounding neighborhood.

Applying to this program has four steps: submitting a pre-application, joining the waiting list, submitting a full application, and having your application approved or denied.

Seattle Housing Authority's online pre-application allows you to apply for housing programs with open waiting lists, including the Low Income Public Housing program.

Information for residents who are currently renting an apartment through the Low Income Public Housing program.

Contact this program

Seattle Housing Authority
Low Income Public Housing / Admissions Office
P.O. Box 19028
190 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle WA 98109-1028

Telephone: 206-239-1737
Fax: 206-239-1770