Recent Updates

June 14, 2023

Full-time workers in Washington need to earn $36.33 per hour to afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment at fair market rent. This is Washington’s 2023 “Housing Wage” – an increase of $5 per hour over the housing wage in 2022 – according to a report published today by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance. 

March 16, 2023

The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, a new report released today by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, finds a national shortage of 7.3 million affordable and available rental homes for extremely low-income renter households – those with incomes at or below the poverty level or 30% of their area median income, whichever is greater.

March 15, 2023

Everyone should have a safe, stable place to call home. Stable and safe housing helps kids learn. It helps families stay together and younger adults stay in their home community. It helps ensure a healthy workforce and households that have money left to spend in their local economy. It helps communities stay resilient.

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Other Ways To Give


Checks made payable to the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance can be mailed to: 304 Alaskan Way S., Suite 302 Seattle, WA  98104.

In-kind donations of snacks, bottled water, and cash cards help keep costs down for our annual Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day and other special events. Contact for a current list of in-kind donation needs.

AmazonSmile donates a percentage of your purchase made at Click here to learn how to designate the Housing Alliance as your AmazonSmile charity. (We love buying local, and hope you do too. We also know that many of our supporters shop with Amazon and this is a way for your transaction to support good work.)


You can help future generations have the opportunity for a safe, healthy, affordable home while still providing for your loved ones through a planned gift. For more information about achieving your long-term philanthropic goals, please contact or call 206.442.9455 x201.

Have you already named the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance the beneficiary of a will, trust, retirement plan, or life insurance policy? Please contact us so we can acknowledge your gift.