The King County Housing Authority is opening up their section 8 waiting list. This is not a guarantee of housing, but it puts eligible people into a lottery to receive one of 2500 spots on the waiting list.
“Section 8 vouchers help people with low incomes rent homes on the private market. With a voucher, you pay at least 28 percent, but not more than 40 percent (in the first year), of your household income for rent and utilities. KCHA pays the difference between your portion of the rent and the amount your landlord requests.
If you qualify for a voucher, you can use it to rent from any landlord in King County willing to take part in the program. In some cases you may also use it to rent in incorporated Seattle or Renton, or outside of the county.”
Last time they opened up the list, over 25,000 people applied. This was several years ago.
Applications can be submitted between: 1/28/15-2/10/15
They can be done online or in person or by mail. If you would like help applying you can speak with one of our Family Advocates.
You can also read more about it here: http://www.kcha.org/