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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.


News

Request for Proposals for Resale-Restricted, Affordable Homeownership Development on Surplus Property

On July 25, 2017, the Office of Housing published a request for proposals (RFP) seeking proposals from qualified developers interested in acquiring City-owned land at 1312-1326 Yakima Avenue South to develop resale-restricted, affordable ownership housing on the site. The City's objectives to create lasting community benefit include an affordability period of not less than 50 years, maximizing the site's development potential and the creation of high-quality product.

Proposals are due by September 28, 2017 at 5:00 PM. View the RFP here. Questions can be directed to Erika Malone 206-684-0247, erika.malone@seattle.gov.

Foreclosure Prevention Pilot Program: Request for Proposals to Administer Loan Fund

On July 24, 2017, the Office of Housing published a request for proposals (RFP) for an administrator for the new Foreclosure Prevention Pilot Program. The pilot period is 24-months and the efficacy of the program will be evaluated after that period.

Proposals are due by August 31, 2017 at 5:00 PM. View the RFP here. Questions can be directed to Erika Malone 206-684-0247, erika.malone@seattle.gov.

2017 Rental Housing Program Notice of Funding Availability Announcement - $49.5 million

On July 6th, 2017, the Office of Housing is announcing $49.5 million in funding for affordable multifamily rental housing.  View full Notice of Funding Availability announcement and application.

Fort Lawton Redevelopment

The City is conducting an Environmental Impact Statement process for the redevelopment of Fort Lawton in the Magnolia neighborhood. A public open house and scoping meeting will take place on June 19th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Daybreak Star Center. A second meeting will take place at the Magnolia Community Center on June 21st from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Learn more >

Housing Levy Admin & Finance Plan Approved

The Seattle City Council recently approved the Administrative and Financial Plan for the 2016 Seattle Housing Levy. This plan guides implementation of the levy for the next two years. Download the A&F Plan >

2009 Seattle Housing Levy Fulfills on its Promise

The 2016 Annual Report has been published for the 2009 Housing Levy, wrapping up seven years of investment in affordable housing. The Levy has exceeded its goals for all programs, fulfilling the promise made to voters. Read the Housing Levy Annual Report >

2016 Rental Housing Program Funding Awards Announced

Mayor Ed Murray announced $47 million in affordable housing investments to create 472 new homes and preserve 138 homes. Read the press release. See the map