The Seattle Office of Housing builds strong healthy communities and increases opportunities for people of all income levels to live in our city. For over 30 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, nearly 12,000 affordable units have been produced and thousands of homes have been repaired or improved.
Public Notice of Director's Rule
The Office of Housing has proposed a Director's Rule regarding Exceptions to Ineligibility of Subsidized Low-Income Housing for Downtown Nonresidential Bonus Floor Area. A brief description of the Director's Rule can be viewed here.
2015 List of Funding Applicants Released
In July, the Office of Housing announced the availability of $42 million to provide rent- and income-restricted housing for our lowest income neighbors. The list of applicants is now available to view. Learn more>
Affordable Housing Bills Approved by Council
City Council adopted two bills that protect tenants and seek to preserve affordable housing in Seattle. The first bill increases the length of time required for certain eviction notices to 90 days (CB 118403). The second gives public agencies increased opportunity to purchase and retain existing affordable housing by requiring 60 days advance notice to those agencies of a pending market sale (CB 118404).