Seattle Housing Authority Lottery

SHA to hold lottery for spots on the new 2013 Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) waitlist

Seattle Housing will be issuing from a new waitlist in the Spring of 2013 for the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program.  The waitlist will be created from a lottery system using online registration that will be open from February 4, 2013 at 7 AM through February 22, 2013 at PM (Pacific Standard Time).

In order to give everyone who registers an equal chance of placement on the waitlist, 2,000 households will be selected at random to be placed on the new waitlist.  The last time a new waitlist was opened for the HCV program in Seattle was the Spring of 2008.

Much more information about the lottery can already be found on their website. They will be adding several resources for registrants on that page in the coming weeks that may also be of use to you, including a video tutorial showing how to register, a list of online access points for people who may not have access to the web, and a list of frequently asked questions and how best to answer those questions.

More information will follow, as well as a date and time for a brown bag session you are welcome to attend.

Stay tuned for more information.