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Housing Choice Voucher waitlist lottery, February 6 – 24, 2017


Seattle Housing Authority closed registration for the 2017 Housing Choice Voucher waitlist lottery on Feb. 24 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time. From the pool of registrants, 3,500 households will be randomly selected to be placed on the waitlist. Letters will be mailed by March 31, 2017 notifying all registered households whether or not they received a place on the new waitlist.

If you do not receive a letter from us by April 15, please call 206-239-1728, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SHA will begin issuing vouchers in May 2017. It will take two to three years to issue all 3,500 vouchers. People with low randomly selected waitlist numbers will receive their voucher sooner than people with higher waitlist numbers. When your name reaches the top of the waitlist SHA will contact you via U.S. mail.

At the time an applicant is called off the waitlist the total household income must be 50 percent or less of area median income (AMI). Preference will be given to households that are at 30 percent or less of AMI. An AMI chart can be found at

Need to change your address?

If your address changes after you have registered please use our address update form. Or you may submit the information, including your full name, your registration confirmation number, and your full U.S. mailing address to us by using these other methods:

  • Fax to 206-239-1770
  • Mail to the PO Box  listed below
  • In person at the address listed below

Seattle Housing Authority
Housing Service Center
P.O. Box 19028 
190 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle WA 98109-1028

Changing your address with the United States Postal Service does not change your address with Seattle Housing Authority. You must update your address with us separately.