New free service for tenants and landlords launched Feb. 15, 2012!
HousingSearchNW.org is a free resource to help you find a home anywhere in King County that fits your needs and budget. Property owners and managers throughout the county can post apartments or homes for rent any time, which means that the HousingSearchNW list is always current. The website is accessible 24 hours a day, while a toll-free call center (1-877-428-8844) is open Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Interpretation in a number of languages is available through the call center.
HousingSearchNW.org is sponsored by the City of Seattle, King County, the Seattle Housing Authority, the King County Housing Authority and the United Way of King County, and supported by the Tenants Union and the Rental Housing Association.
Direct links to affordable housing providers in Seattle:
Nonprofit developer of affordable live-work space for artists.
Bellwether Housing (formerly Housing Resources Group)
A nonprofit organization meeting the region's affordable housing needs
by developing and managing quality, safe and permanent affordable housing.
Capitol Hill Housing Improvement Program
Offers secure, comfortable and affordable housing opportunities for
individuals and families across a broad range of incomes to support
social and economic diversity.
Catholic Housing Services
Shelter and transitional programs for homeless and low-income persons. Formerly known as Archdiocesan Housing Authority.
Central Area Development Association
Affordable multifamily apartments, mixed-use developments and community
programs in the Central Area.
Compass Housing Alliance (merger of LATCH and the Compass Center)
A coalition of Lutheran congregations whose mission
is to build safe and nurturing communities that recognize the right
to affordable housing, the importance of self-determination, and the
value of mutual respect.
Development Association (DNDA)
Affordable housing resource program, offering housing that is less expensive
than for-profit buildings so that families with lower incomes can always
live in Delridge.
Serves disabled and vulnerable homeless adults, providing a variety of
housing options, which all include case management and/or on-site coordination
of support services.
Habitat for Humanity
of Seattle/South King County
A homeownership program with homeowners investing hundreds of hours
of their own labor (sweat equity) into building their Habitat
house and they pay a no-profit, no-interest mortgage.
Inter*Im Community Development
Affordable housing development in Seattle's International District and
the larger Asian/Pacific community.
Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI)
Develops, owns and operates housing for the benefit of low-income and
homeless families and individuals.
Mt. Baker Housing Association
Owns and operates apartments in the Rainier Valley for low-income persons,
mostly with Section 8 rental assistance.
Plymouth Housing Group (PHG)
Providing affordable housing and supportive services to people in transition
from city streets to permanent homes.
Seattle Chinatown International
District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDPDA)
Provides opportunities for low- to moderate-income individuals, families
and seniors to afford a safe and decent place to live in the heart of
the bustling Chinatown International District, near the city center
and city jobs.
Seattle Housing Authority
Provides low-income housing and Section 8 housing vouchers.
SouthEast Effective Development
A not-for-profit community development corporation concerned with affordable
housing, economic development, arts and cultural programs.
Owns and operates permanent and transitional low-income apartments for
women and their families. Also has an employment and daycare center
in downtown Seattle.