Income & Rent Limits

Housing supported by the Office of Housing is rent- and income-restricted to ensure that the affordable units we fund are occupied by those who need it most. The below income and rent limits are based off HUD figures, annually updated, and posted as soon as they are available. Each program has a particular income focus and requirements, and is thus listed separately.

It is the expectation of the Office of Housing that rent renewal increases in all programs for existing tenants will not exceed the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index for Rent of Primary Residences for the Seattle area, or 4%, published April 2019.

Income and Rent limits for use with Seattle Office of Housing Programs:

The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) determines eligibility, including income levels, for the Housing Choice Voucher program in Seattle. Please contact SHA at 206-239-1737 for questions about Housing Choice Vouchers.