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Policies

Seattle Housing Authority's policies are reviewed and approved by the Board of Commissioners. The policies listed below are the most frequently requested ones and are provided for informational purposes only.

Policies are updated periodically, and those posted below may not be consistent with the policy in effect. In such cases, the policy in effect will be applied by Seattle Housing Authority.

Seattle Senior Housing Program policies are available in PDF format (download Adobe Reader):

Eligibility

Policy File Updated
Waitlists
(L10.2-1)
PDF 35 KB 03/01/09
Eligibility factors
(L10.3-1)
PDF 22 KB 05/01/10
Suitability factors
(L10.4-1)
PDF 60 KB 07/01/10
Verification standards
(L10.6-1)
PDF 12 KB 05/01/10
Tenant selection
(L10.5-1)
PDF 32 KB 05/01/10
Adding/removing people to/from leases (L10.1-2) PDF 19 KB 05/01/10
Affirmative fair housing marketing (L10.7-1) PDF 15 KB 09/19/05


Occupancy

Policy File Updated
Occupancy standards
(L12.1-1)
PDF 23 KB 08/01/05
Smoke detectors
(L12.2-2)
PDF 14 KB 01/03/03
Lockouts
(L12.2-3)
PDF 18 KB 02/03/06
Entry into occupied units
(L12.2-4)
PDF 27 KB 6/1/11
Pest Control
(L12.2-6)
PDF 15 KB 11/01/09
Vacating
(L12.3-1)
PDF 10 KB 01/01/11
Evictions
(L12.4-1)
PDF 9 KB 02/01/09
Fraud
(L12.4-2)
PDF 14 KB 01/01/11
Transfers
(L12.5-1)
PDF 26 KB 09/01/08
Transfers: Domestic violence, medical
(L12.5-2)
PDF 21 KB 07/01/96
Transfers: Incentives
(L12.5-3)
PDF 13 KB 03/01/01
Transfers: Studios, one-bedrooms
(L12.5-4)
PDF 17 KB 04/01/05
Procedures for rule changes
(L12.6-1)
PDF 62 KB 11/01/04
Abandoned personal property
(L12.7-1)
PDF 13 KB 05/01/08
Parking Policy
(SHA-50 A10)
PDF 36 KB 08/01/10
Accountability for property after death
(L12.7-3)
PDF 40 KB 05/01/08
Reimbursing personal property
(L12.7-4)
PDF 16 KB 05/01/88
Community service and self-sufficiency requirements (L12.8-1) PDF 25 KB 07/24/09
Assistance to non-citizens
(L12.8-2)
PDF 124 KB 05/01/10
Grievance policy and informal hearings
(L12.9-1)
PDF 52 KB 08/29/05
Use of community space
(C10.1-1)
PDF 28 KB 01/01/06


Rents, utilities, security deposits

Policy File Updated
Payment and deposit controls
(L16.1-1)
PDF 32 KB 11/01/05
Rents and rent schedules
(L11.1-1)
PDF 134 KB 06/01/12
Alternative rent due dates
(L11.1-2)
PDF 18 KB 01/01/94
Eligibility for continued occupancy
(L11.1-3)
PDF 27 KB 04/01/12
Interim certifications
(L11.1-4)
PDF 157 KB 01/15/14
Determining Income
(L11.1-5)
PDF 161 KB 01/15/14
Retroactive adjustments of rent charges
(L11.2-1)
PDF 13 KB 05/01/10
Charges for late payment of rent
(L11.2-2)
PDF 20 KB 09/19/05
Non-sufficient fund checks
(L11.2-3)
PDF 15 KB 01/01/94
Security deposits
(L11.3-1)
PDF 19 KB 11/01/09
Payment agreements
(L11.4-1)
PDF 15 KB 01/01/11
Tenant Trust Accounts
(L11.5-1)
PDF 19 KB 12/01/06


Other policies

Policy File Updated
Smoking policy
(SHA-50 B1)
PDF 351 KB 02/01/12
Leasing and Occupancy
(L11.2-1)
PDF 8 KB 05/01/10
House rules (SHA-96 LIPH)
(L12.2-1 addendum)
PDF 72 KB 10/01/08
Pet policy (SHA-50 A1)
(L12.2-1 addendum)
PDF 30 KB 06/15/09
Assistance animal policy (SHA-50 A2)
(L12.2-1 addendum)
PDF 41 KB 06/15/09
Requests for accommodation
(L17.1-1)
PDF 16 KB 10/01/09
Admissions office accessibility
(L17.1-2)
PDF 11 KB 02/01/09
Interpretation and translation
(L17.2-1)
PDF 897 KB 02/19/14
Live-in aides
(L17.3-1)
PDF 20 KB 05/01/10
Fire losses caused by residents
(L18.2-1)
PDF 32 KB 12/01/03