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Building community and creating affordable housing opportunities Steve Walker, Acting Director

Affordable Housing Development
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Homeownership Programs
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Ending Homelessness
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Site Map 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. 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:

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ArtSpace Projects
Building better communities through the arts.

Bellwether Housing
(206) 623-0506
A nonprofit organization meeting the region's affordable housing needs by developing and managing quality, safe and permanent affordable housing.

Capitol Hill Housing
(206) 329-7303
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
(206) 328-5696
Permanent and transitional housing programs for homeless and low-income persons

Central Area Development Association (CADA)
(206) 328-2240
Affordable multifamily apartments, mixed-use developments and community programs in the Central Area.

Compass Housing Alliance
(206) 357-3100
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.

Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA)
(206) 923-0917
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.

DESC (Downtown Emergency Service Center)
(206) 464-1570
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 Seattle- King County
(206) 453-2950
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.

InterIm Community Development Association
(206) 623-5132
Affordable housing development in Seattle's International District and the larger Asian/Pacific community.

Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI)
(206) 443-9935
Develops, owns and operates housing for the benefit of low-income and homeless families and individuals.

Mt. Baker Housing Association
(206) 725-4152
Owns and operates apartments in the Rainier Valley for low-income persons, mostly with Section 8 rental assistance.

Plymouth Housing Group (PHG)
(206) 374-9409
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)
(206) 624-8929
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
(206) 239-1737
Provides low-income housing and Section 8 housing vouchers.

SouthEast Effective Development (SEED)
(206) 723-7333
A not-for-profit community development corporation concerned with affordable housing, economic development, arts and cultural programs.

(206) 461-4888
Owns and operates permanent and transitional low-income apartments for women and their families. Also has an employment and daycare center in downtown Seattle.


Housing search page for those with urgent housing needs:
Seattle-King County: Community Resources

The Crisis Clinic offers a number of brochures to help connect people with critical resources in King County. To view or download and print the brochures, visit the Crisis Clinic's website.

Emergency Rental Assistance
Short-term rent assistance for low-income households provided through the Seattle Human Services Department.

Other Resources

Rental Housing Association of Puget Sound
Searchable rental listings and new tenants information section from an association of rental housing owners, operators and service providers.

Tenants Union
(206) 723-0500
The Tenants Union guide to renters' rights.

Renter's Kit
The HUD guide for renters.

Seattle Landlord/Tenant Info
The City of Seattle Department of Planning & Developments offers information regarding the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants.

Apartment Finder
Property listings of affordable apartment communities for rent throughout Washington state.

NW Classifieds
A searchable database of rental housing listings from the Seattle Times and Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspapers.

Housing Development Consortium
A trade association of non-profit housing providers.



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