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 12,500 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

2016 Rental Housing Program Funding Applicants

The Office of Housing has released the list of 11 affordable housing projects that have applied for funding in 2016. See the 2016 NOFA Applicant List >

New Affordable Homeownership Development Opportunity

The Seattle Office of Housing invites interest from qualified housing developers to acquire City property at 1312-1326 Yakima Ave S for development of affordable ownership housing. Download the Request for Interest >

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 >

2015 Annual Report to the Community

2015 was a banner year for the Office of Housing and affordable housing in Seattle. Read our 2015 Annual Report to the Community to see the stats and see the stories of people who benefited from our programs. More >

Under One Roof: A New 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 30 years. More >