Housing Steve Walker, Director
The Seattle Office of Housing builds strong healthy communities and increases opportunities for people of all income levels to live in our city. For 35 years, the City has managed investments from the Seattle Housing Levy and other state and federal sources to fund the preservation and production of affordable apartments and homes. The Office of Housing also develops policies and manages programs that support further affordable housing production. To date, the City has created and preserved over 13,000 affordable homes throughout the city, helped 900 families purchase their first home, and provided emergency rental assistance to 6,500 households.
Office of Housing News
Comment Period for Housing Levy Funding Policies
The Seattle Office of Housing is seeking comments on the Draft Administrative and Financial Plan for the new 2016 Housing Levy. Comments are due by February 17th. Read the draft or a summary.
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2016 Rental Housing Program Funding Awards Announced
2016 Seattle Housing Levy Approved by Voters!
Seattle voters overwhelmingly approved the 2016 Seattle Housing Levy on August 2nd by over 70%. Thank you to the voters and residents of Seattle for investing in affordabla housing. Read remarks from Mayor Murray >
Under One Roof: A Website on Housing Affordability in Seattle
Learn why affordable housing is so important to a vibrant community, what the challenges are for low-income families in Seattle, and the impact the Seattle Housing Levy has had on our community in the last 35 years. More >