King County Housing Authority

General Information

The King County Housing Authority (KCHA) uses its participation in MTW to develop and apply innovative and sustainable solutions that respond to the unique needs of low income households living in the greater Puget Sound Region. KCHA uses MTW to seek out and evaluate programmatic efficiencies that enable it to expand its array of housing offerings and more effectively serve program participants. Preserving and increasing the supply of affordable housing is vital to ensuring that the County's population of low-income households – especially those in poverty, on the brink of homelessness or without access to necessary support services – have a safe, secure place to call home. In collaboration with local governments and non-profit organizations, MTW program flexibility has allowed KCHA to work across sectors to design and implement innovative service models that meet the needs of the community. With MTW flexibility, KCHA has expanded efforts to address the region's critical shortfall of affordable housing and solidified its role as the safety net for homeless and special needs populations in the community.

KCHA currently administers approximately 2,450 public housing units, 11,250 Housing Choice Voucher units, and 140 local, non-traditional program units.

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MTW Status

KCHA joined MTW in 2003 and signed the Standard Agreement in 2009, extending its participation in MTW through its Fiscal Year 2018. As a result of Congress passing the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, KCHA’s MTW Agreement was modified and extended to the end of its Fiscal Year 2028.

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Last updated July 10, 2023