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Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) Transit Pass Pilot

What is SDOT’s SHA Transit Pass? 

The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) Transit Pass is a partnership between SHA and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). SHA residents who live in an SHA owned and managed property are eligible to receive an unlimited-use ORCA card to take transit at no cost. The program will run through December 31, 2026.  

Eligibility

The Transit Pass Program is available to any SHA resident aged 19 or older who lives at an SHA owned and managed property. If you are unsure if you live in an eligible SHA property or community, please review our list of eligible properties. Please note, your name must be on the lease in order to receive an ORCA card. 


There is no income requirement to receive this card.  

Program Registration

How to Apply for the Program

The Seattle Housing Authority Transit Pass Program is open for registration! Click below to fill out the registration form. 

After you complete the registration form, please pick up your card at one of the in-person distribution events listed below. To confirm the correct spelling of your name, you must bring something with your name on it to pick up a card (this could be an ID or piece of mail, it does not have to be an official document). 

If you cannot attend an in-person distribution event, someone may pick up a card on your behalf if you have filled out the registration form beforehand. If you cannot pick up a card in person and have completed the registration form, a card will be mailed to you in the late spring 2023. 

Date(s) Time(s) Building & Location Address Neighborhood
1/24/2023   2PM-6:30PM   Hoa Mai Gardens – Community Room   221 10th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104 Yesler  
1/25/2023   2PM-6:30PM   Hoa Mai Gardens – Community Room   221 10th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104 Yesler  
1/26/2023   2PM-6:30PM   Center Park Annex   2600 S Walk St, Seattle, WA 98144   Central District  
1/27/2023   2PM-6:30PM   Gideon Mathews – Community Room   323 25th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144   Central District  
1/28/2023   10AM-2PM   Hoa Mai Gardens – Community Room  221 10th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

Yesler  
1/31/2023   2PM-6:30PM   New Holly Gathering Hall   7054 32nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118   Rainier Valley  
2/1/2023   2PM-6:30PM   New Holly Gathering Hall   7054 32nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118   Rainier Valley  
2/2/2023   2PM-6:30PM   New Holly Gathering Hall   7054 32nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118   Rainier Valley  
2/3/2023   2PM-6:30PM   New Holly Gathering Hall   7054 32nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118   Rainier Valley  
2/4/2023   10AM-2PM   New Holly Gathering Hall   7054 32nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118   Rainier Valley  
2/6/2023   2PM-6:30PM  Westwood Heights – Community Room   9455 27th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126   White Center  
2/7/2023   2PM-6:30PM  Westwood Heights – Community Room   9455 27th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126   White Center  
2/8/2023   2PM-6:30PM  Upton Flats – Community Room 6070 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126   High Point  
2/9/2023   2PM-6:30PM  Upton Flats – Community Room 6070 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126   High Point  
2/10/2023   10AM-2PM   University House – Community Room   4700 12th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105   U District  
2/11/2023   10AM-2PM   Blakeley Manor – Community Room   2401 NE Blakeley St, Seattle, WA 98105   U District  
2/13/2023   2PM-5PM  Greenlake Plaza – Community Room 505 NE 70th St, Seattle, WA 98115   Green Lake
2/14/2023   2PM-5PM  Greenlake Plaza – Community Room 505 NE 70th St, Seattle, WA 98115   Green Lake
2/15/2023   2PM-6:30PM  Lake City House – Community Room    12546 33rd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125   Lake City  
2/16/2023   2PM-6:30PM  Lake City House – Community Room   12546 33rd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125   Lake City  
2/17/2023   2PM-6:30PM  Jackson Park House – Community Room  14396 30th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125   Lake City  
2/21/2023   10AM-2PM Ballard House – Community Room   2445 NW 57th St, Seattle, WA 98107   Ballard  
2/22/2023   10AM-2PM Ballard House – Community Room   2445 NW 57th St, Seattle, WA 98107   Ballard  
2/27/2023   2PM-6:30PM  Center West – Community Room 533 3rd Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119   Queen Anne  
2/28/2023   2PM-6:30PM  Center West – Community Room 533 3rd Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119   Queen Anne  
3/1/2023   2PM-6PM   Lictonwood – Community Room   9009 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103   Bitter Lake
3/2/2023   2PM-6PM   Lictonwood – Community Room   9009 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103   Bitter Lake
3/3/2023   2PM-6PM   Denny Terrace – Community Room   100 Melrose Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102   Capitol Hill
3/4/2023   10AM-2PM Denny Terrace – Community Room   100 Melrose Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102   Capitol Hill

How Can I Replace a Lost SHA Transit Pass? 

If you lost your ORCA card and need a replacement, please contact SHA by emailing SHA TransitPass@seattlehousing.org or calling (206) 615-3551 with your name and address. We will mail the replacement card to you. You do NOT need to fill out a new application for a replacement card.

Contact Information

If you have any additional questions, please TransitPass@seattlehousing.org call/text (206) 615-3551.  

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Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623
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