Find Affordable Housing

Looking for affordable housing in Seattle?  The Office of Housing has collected resources to assist low-income families to find an apartment that fits their budget and needs. The majority of these apartments are rent-restricted and require income verification. You must apply for housing at either the agency or property. We do not accept applications for housing through the Seattle Office of Housing.

As of May 2018, approximately 4,000 units in over 190 apartment buildings in Seattle are rent-restricted through the Multifamily Tax Exemption Program and/or Incentive Zoning. These units are available to low to moderate income households, with specific income requirements dependent on the size of the household and the number of bedrooms. Each building's property management team handles the income certification and leasing process. Inquiries about current vacancies and the application process should be directed to the property. We do not accept housing applications through the Seattle Office of Housing.

Renting Affordable Units in the MFTE and Incentive Zoning programs

Renters wishing to apply for an income/rent restricted unit in a project participating in the MFTE and/or IZ programs must apply and certify their income at the participating property. It is the responsibility of the property to certify income for renters for the program. Renters for the programs should:

The Office of Housing does not maintain an active MFTE/IZ vacancy or waitlist.


To find a list of Affordable Housing Providers in the City of Seattle, please click on the link below.

Affordable Housing Providers

*This is not a comprehensive list of all affordable housing owners providers in Seattle.  Agencies taking referrals exclusively from Coordinated Entry for all or other referral sources are not included on this list.

To find a list of Affordable Senior Housing in the City of Seattle, please click on the link below

Affordable Senior Housing List is a non-profit website formed to connect low income households with affordable apartment communities throughout Washington State. Listings are voluntarily advertised by owners and managers of rental apartments for low-income households whose annual income is below 80% of area median income. includes both subsidized and unsubsidized apartments.


Maiko Winkler-Chin, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 5700, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94725, Seattle, WA , 98124-4725
Phone: (206) 684-0721
Fax: (206) 233-7117

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The mission of the Office of Housing (OH) is to create strong, healthy communities, prevent displacement, and increase opportunities for people of all income levels to live in Seattle.