King County Housing Authority
ROBIN WALLS, Executive Director/CEO
600 Andover Park West
By The numbers
Public Housing Units 2739
Total Units 13676
1.22.20 Members Making News
From Smart Cities Dive: Microsoft says there was a deficit of about 316,000 middle- and low-income affordable housing units in the Puget Sound area last year, which was an increase from the 2018 gap of 305,000 units. "The problem is straightforward: Our community isn’t building...
1.8.20 Members Making News
On December 31, 2019 HUD announced more than $79 million in Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) grants to nearly 700 public housing authorities nationwide. FSS grants help public housing authorities hire service coordinators who connect public housing residents with local programs and services with the...
12.18.19 Members Making News
On Tuesday, December 10, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Affordable Housing for Educational Achievement Demonstration (AHEAD) Act, legislation intended to encourage public housing authorities and school districts to work together to address child and family homelessness through a...
11.22.19 Members Making News, CLPHA Member Update
HUD has announced $99 million in new Mainstream Voucher awards to 285 PHAs including 26 CLPHA members, who received $25.9 million and a combined 2,462 vouchers. CLPHA advocated for larger award amounts in the second competition and we are pleased to see there have been increased allocations of up...
10.31.19 Members Making News
From The Seattle Times: A partnership between Microsoft and King County Housing Authority demonstrates the creativity and teamwork the region needs, as it works to address its shortage of affordable housing. Other major employers should consider following Microsoft’s lead in offering new...
9.26.19 Members Making News
Microsoft joins King County, housing authority to purchase five apartment complexes to combat housing crisis (King County Housing Authority)
From The Seattle Times: Microsoft, King County and the King County Housing Authority will invest $245 million to provide affordable rents for more than 3,000 low- and middle-income residents through the purchase of five apartment complexes. King County housing authority will buy apartment...
8.5.19 Members Making News, Innovations, Report, CLPHA Member Update
Seattle and King County Housing Authorities in National News Spotlight for Creating Moves to Opportunity Program
A new study by Economist Raj Chetty and his research partners illustrates how the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) and King County Housing Authority’s (KCHA) experimental program is helping low-income families relocate from low-opportunity to high-opportunity areas, a move that can greatly improve...
7.25.19 Members Making News, Awards/Grants
From the Auburn Reporter: Puget Sound Energy has awarded the King County Housing Authority with a grant to install solar panels at the Meadows on Lea Hill Apartments in Auburn. The Village at Overlake Station in Redmond, and Windsor Heights Apartments at SeaTac also will receive solar panels....
5.2.19 Members Making News, Innovations
Brief: CLPHA's Aligning Health & Housing Systems Initiative with UnitedHealthcare Community & State and CSH
Aligning health and housing systems to improve community health While social and economic determinants have a large impact on the health and well-being of families and individuals, the health care system has traditionally been disconnected from the human services systems designed to meet those...
3.5.19 Members Making News
Riverstone Apartments in Federal Way is the latest addition to the King County Housing Authority’s (KCHA) workforce housing portfolio. The attractive 308-unit complex sits across the street from the Star Lake Park and Ride, which in 2024 will be converted to the South 272nd Street Link Light...
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