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Compass Housing Alliance offering ORCA LIFT Reduced Fare enrollment at Client Services Office in Pioneer Square

Reduced Fare program implemented by King County Metro Transit and Public Health – Seattle & King County to significantly lower costs for income-eligible transit riders

King County Metro’s ORCA LIFT Reduced Fare card provides an affordable transit solution for individuals and families with limited resources. Our Pioneer Square Client Services Office is partnering with Metro as a distribution site for the new reduced fare cards, which offer $1.50 fares on buses and light rail, a savings of up to 50 percent or more for income-eligible riders. The new effort will include on-site registration at our Client Services Office and an outreach effort to reach the many eligible individuals and families living in Compass affordable housing communities. We estimate that 75 percent of the households in our affordable housing portfolio will qualify for the ORCA LIFT card, providing a tangible benefit to the individuals and families we serve.

For more information about the ORCA LIFT Reduced Fare card, visit

Established in 1920, Compass Housing Alliance provides shelter, emergency support, self-sufficiency resources and affordable housing for men, women and families who are experiencing homelessness or living on very limited incomes in Seattle and King County. Recent affordable housing developments include Dekko Place in downtown Seattle, Nyer Urness House in Ballard and Compass on Dexter in South Lake Union. For more information about Compass Housing Alliance, visit