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.

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published the 2018 Seattle-Bellevue, WA metro area income guidelines on March 30. Historically, income and rent limits for City-supported affordable rental housing programs have been based on the HUD income guidelines.  Using the previous methodology, the 2018 HUD income guidelines would result in an 11.5 percent increase in rents, compounding a 6.3 percent increase in rents in 2017. In light of the significant two-year increase, the Office of Housing 2017 published rent and income guidelines will continue to apply to all City-supported affordable rental housing programs until further notice.

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