King County Housing Authority

King County Housing Authority

The King County Housing Authority (KCHA) provides rental housing and rental assistance to more than 18,000 low and moderate income individuals and families throughout the county. KCHA transforms distressed communities through well-designed, higher density, mixed-income housing that utilize energy and water saving technologies.  Since 1976, KCHA has provided low-income property owners with free-of-charge weatherization services.  Starting in 2004, KCHA began exploring comprehensive environmental sustainability initiatives which eventually led to the development of the 2011-2016 Resource Management Plan and the 2017-2021 Environmental Sustainability Plan.  KCHA has committed to further reduce its energy use by joining the Better Buildings Challenge.  Through continuous energy saving building upgrades and resident engagement initiatives, KCHA plans to cut its energy consumption by an additional 20% through 2026.    

Challenge Commitment
8.4Million Square Feet
Energy Goals
20% Reduction in Energy
Progress
8%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)
Water Goals
20%Reduction in Water Intensity
Progress
10%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)
Showcase Project