Seattle Housing Authority’s mission is to enhance the Seattle community by creating and sustaining decent, safe and affordable living environments that foster stability and increase self-sufficiency for people with low incomes. The agency provides long-term rental housing and rental assistance to more than 34,000 people. Learn more. We do not provide temporary shelter, emergency shelter, or transitional housing—but many other nonprofit housing organizations in Seattle do.


NEW! Get free dental and medical care at Seattle Center, Oct. 27-30
Seattle-King County Clinic is offering a full range of free dental, vision and medical care to as many as 4,000 people who might not otherwise be able to obtain care. Free admission tickets distributed at 5 a.m. each day in Fisher Pavilion. Interpreters will be available. Patients do not need ID or proof of citizenship. Free parking. Read more>>

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Inside Seattle Housing Authority

Yesler Terrace redevelopment

In 2013, the revitalization of Yesler Terrace began. Laern more about the vision for transforming the area — with its central location close to jobs and transit options, and beautiful views of Mt. Rainier and downtown Seattle — into a model community. More information »

Building Community email newsletter

Seattle Housing Authority's email newsletter, Building Community, is distributed to subscribers quarterly. It is a digest of the agency's most important news releases and events. Subscribe to the Building Community newsletter.

Housing at High Point in the 1950s

Since 1939 Seattle Housing Authority has provided housing options for low-income residents throughout the city, including programs for the disabled and senior citizens. Learn more about Seattle Housing Authority's history.