"I would definitely recommend working with the CMTO Program. [CMTO] prepares tenants to be good tenants [...and] helps at every single step, they go from the application all the way through the inspection. I've got wonderful tenants that are doing very well."
-Stephine Stewart, LC Park Place Apartments Property Manager
If you are a property owner and/or property manager, who has a vacancy or anticipates having one in the near future, we would like to hear from you! By participating in CMTO, we can help you meet your financial goals and also provide families with a place they are proud to call home. You offer valuable homes for families; we offer you a range of services and incentives.
We have dedicated Housing Navigators available to respond to your concerns and offer a free inspection of units leased to ensure units are up-to-date with Housing Quality Standards.
We offer a fast-track lease-up process to minimize vacancy time. In the event of unit damage, we also provide you up to $2,000 per rental for repairs.
We will work with tenants in advance to ensure they understand the responsibilities of maintaining their home and lease compliance.
Ready to find out more?
CMTO Housing Navigators will work with you to ensure an efficient lease-up process.
Kamie Lyons | Housing Navigator
Meghan Poree | Housing Navigator
Become a CMTO Partner
STEP 1: Contact CMTO
If you would like to lease to a CMTO family, contact the Housing Navigator at 206.770.6770. Enter your address in the interactive CMTO map to find out if your rental unit is located in an Opportunity Area.
STEP 2: Find a Family
We will help connect you to CMTO families who meet your screening criteria. If it's a good match we will fast-track all required Housing Authority documents.
STEP 3: Paperwork
The Housing Navigator will review the requested rent to make sure it is reasonable for the area. Factors such as the unit's size, location, condition and amenities are considered.
STEP 4: Unit Inspection
The Housing Navigator will conduct a Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspection. The HQS Inspection is done to ensure the home is in safe, decent and sanitary condition.
STEP 5: Sign Lease
You will sign a Lease Agreement with the family and a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Contract with the Housing Authority. The HAP Contract explains your rights and responsibilities under the program.
STEP 6: Rent Payment
Once leased, families pay 30-40% of their monthly income toward rent and utilities; the Housing Authority pays the rest directly to your bank account.
Opportunity Area Map
Find out if your rental unit is located in an Opportunity Neighborhood. CMTO eligible areas for King County Housing Authority is in purple and Seattle Housing Authority is in green. You can also check by entering your rental unit address in the top right-hand box.