Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) Transit Pass Program

What's Happening Now?

We just wrapped up 6-weeks of in-person distribution at multiple SHA properties across Seattle! If you are eligilbe and you weren't able to pick up your SHA Transit Pass during these 6 weeks, we will mail you your card to your home address later this spring. If you already submitted an online application form, do not resubmit the form; it will delay the delivery of your card. Thank you for your patience.

What is SDOT’s SHA Transit Pass? 

The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) Transit Pass is a partnership between SHA and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). SHA residents who live in an SHA owned and managed property are eligible to receive an unlimited-use ORCA card to take transit at no cost. The program will run through December 31, 2026.  


The Transit Pass Program is available to any SHA resident aged 19 or older who lives at an SHA owned and managed property. If you are unsure if you live in an eligible SHA property or community, please review our list of eligible properties. Please note, your name must be on the lease in order to receive an ORCA card. 

There is no income requirement to receive this card.  

Program Registration

How to Apply for the Program

The Seattle Housing Authority Transit Pass Program is open for registration! Click below to fill out the registration form. If you need help filling out this form, please call/text (206) 615-3551 or email

If you qualify for this program, we will mail your SHA Transit Pass to your home address in late March or early April. If you already submitted an application, do not resubmit another application or your card may be delayed.

How Can I Replace a Lost SHA Transit Pass? 

If you lost your ORCA card and need a replacement, please contact SHA by emailing SHA or calling (206) 615-3551 with your name and address. We will mail the replacement card to you. You do NOT need to fill out a new application for a replacement card.

Contact Information

If you have any additional questions, please call/text (206) 615-3551.  


SHA Transit Pass FAQs 

Click the links below to view our FAQs.

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Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623

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