What is the definition of affordable in Seattle?
Housing is considered affordable to a household if it costs no more than 30% of a household's income. The City uses a number called Area Median Income (AMI) to figure out what income levels make a person or family housing cost-burdened. Learn more about
income and rent limits.
What is affordable housing?
The City of Seattle supports housing providers who create and/or manage rent-restricted homes and buildings for Seattle residents who earn under 80% of the AMI. The picture above is an example of a building that the City helped support, Ernestine Anderson Place, housing for low-income residents aged 55 and over.
Where is affordable housing located?