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Developmental Disabilities Division

Department of Community and Human Services

Developmental Disabilities Division

Chinook Building
401 Fifth Avenue, Suite 520
Seattle, WA  98104
Phone: 206-263-9055
Fax: 206-205-1632
TTY: 711 Relay Service

Department: Community and Human Services
Adrienne Quinn, Director

Section 8 Available in King County

The Housing Access and Services Program (HASP) is a King County Housing Authority program that helps people with developmental disabilities access Section 8 Vouchers. A Section 8 Voucher allows a person to pay 30 percent of his or her income towards rent and utilities. The King County Housing Authority pays the difference between 30 percent of the tenant’s income and a housing payment standard established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. To be referred into the HASP program, the applicant must be prepared to be successful at independent or semi-independent living.

To be eligible for the HASP program, the applicant must:

  1. Be eligible for services through the Department of Social and Health Services, Developmental Disabilities Administration;
  2. Be an adult over age 18 and under age 62;
  3. Have a support system available. This support system may include case management, family, friends, or paid support providers; and 
  4. Meet one of the following federal preference:
    • Extremely low-income (gross income is equal or less than 30 percent of the Area Median Income for household size); 
    • Rent burdened (has paid more than 50 percent of his or her gross monthly income towards rent and utilities for a lease 90 days); 
    • Homeless; or
    •  Involuntarily displaced.

    For more information contact:

    Katherine Festa by phone at 206-263-9053
    Interim Housing Coordinator
    King County Developmental Disabilities Division