Seattle Housing Authority

General Information

The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) has been an MTW agency since the launch of the program in 1999. As an MTW participant, SHA has been able to develop innovative solutions to challenges facing Seattle’s low-income residents, increasingly helping them to lead healthy, productive lives. As housing in the Seattle area has become increasingly unaffordable, SHA has expanded its reach and partnered with local and regional organizations to provide a greater number of low-income people with affordable housing and services to foster self-sufficiency. MTW flexibility has also enabled SHA to help address the need for more permanent supportive housing for Seattle’s homeless population. In keeping with its mission, SHA provides a range of support for its residents and voucher participants, including employment services, educational support for adults and children, access to health programs and youth development activities.

Since becoming an MTW agency, SHA has increased the number of people served by nearly 70%, from 21,500 to 37,000 in 2020. SHA’s housing resources include approximately 12,300 Housing Choice Vouchers (both MTW-funded vouchers and non-MTW funded vouchers), 5,250 public housing units, and 476 local, non-traditional program units.

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MTW Status

SHA's MTW program began December 30, 1998. SHA signed the Standard Agreement in 2008, extending its agreement through its Fiscal Year 2018. As a result of Congress passing the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, SHA’s MTW Agreement was modified and extended to the end of its Fiscal Year 2028.

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Last updated July 10, 2023