The Public Housing program consists of family housing (2-4 bedroom) and housing designated for the elderly/disabled (1 bedroom). Rent is based on 30% of adjusted gross income. Applicants income must not exceed 80% of the area median income. All of our Public Housing units are non-smoking.


The Anacortes Housing Authority has several family housing sites scattered around town. There are three major complexes, along with some 4-plexes and duplexes. In total, there are 62 family housing units that are two-, three-, and four-bedrooms. A small number of ADA units are also available. These units all have washer and dryer hook-ups and all units come with stoves and refrigerators provided by AHA. The balance of the unit is unfurnished. Some Public Housing units are carpeted but most units have vinyl or tile flooring throughout. Most of the family units are townhouse style with bedrooms and bath upstairs and living, dining and kitchen on the main level. Four-bedroom units have an additional half bath on the main floor.

Most family housing has a gas furnace and electric appliances. The tenant is responsible for both gas and electric services. In addition, they are responsible for any optional services such as cable, internet and telephone. AHA provides grounds maintenance, water, sewer, and garbage services.


The Harbor House is a three-story apartment building with 50 one-bedroom units and is designated for elderly and disabled persons.

An elevator is located in the center of the building. There are stairwells on either end of the building. Outside, second- and third-floor units have balconies and first-floor units have a patio, both of which include a modest storage unit for the tenant. The laundry room is located on the first floor, as are the mailboxes.

The Anacortes Housing Authority provides grounds maintenance, water, sewer, and garbage services. Tenants are responsible for electricity and other optional services, such as cable, internet, and telephone at their own expense.

All units have stoves and refrigerators provided by the Anacortes Housing Authority.

It is important to understand that this is not an assisted living facility. Management’s role is to provide subsidized housing and maintenance services for our residents. Residents that require additional personal services need to have them provided by outside service and/or support organizations. Please call the office if you have questions.