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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

Community-Driven Outcomes in Affordable Housing Development

February 27, 2018

9:00 am - 3:30 pm Seattle  Central Library

The Seattle Office of Housing will be hosting a discussion on community participation in affordable housing development, both rental and ownership, to advance racial and social equity, anti-displacement and other community objectives.

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Workshop Topics:

  • The affordable housing development process. Explore ways communities can engage and drive outcomes.
  • Local and national case studies. Panel discussion

In depth discussions:

  • Ownership, partnerships, shared decision-making
  • Housing access for local communities
  • Commercial, cultural and community spaces

Who should attend?

  • Organizations or individuals interested in promoting community outcomes in affordable housing development
  • Community and neighborhood organizations
  • Affordable housing and community development organizations
  • Business, cultural, and advocacy groups

City of Seattle Announces $100 Million in Affordable Housing Investments

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced more than $100 million in investments to build and preserve 1,450 affordable homes in neighborhoods across Seattle, including the construction of 896 new homes in nine new buildings. These Office of Housing investments represent a spectrum of different housing types for low-income residents, including permanent supportive housing for those experiencing homelessness, apartments for low-income individuals and families, transit-oriented development, and homes for first-time homebuyers. 

Fort Lawton Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) Published

The Seattle Office of Housing has published a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Fort Lawton Army Reserve Center Redevelopment. Public comment on the draft is welcome through January 29th, 2018. Please join us for a public hearing at 6:00PM on January 9th at the Magnolia United Church of Christ, 3555 W McGraw St, Seattle, WA 98199.

Human Services Department announces the Draft Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development.

The City of Seattle announces the release of the Draft 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development. The Draft 2018-2022 Consolidated includes proposed guidance for the allocation of an estimated $14 million of federal grant and program revenue funds [approximately $9 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, $2.5 million in HOME program funds, $820,000 in Emergency Shelter Grant Program (ESG) funds and $2 million in Housing Opportunity for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds] from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The Consolidated Plan responds to HUD requirements for the City of Seattle to access these funds.  The Plan outlines strategies to address the housing, homeless, community and economic needs of the City's low and moderate-income residents and neighborhoods over the next five years.  

The Draft 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan will be available for public review here.  

The Public is invited to attend a public hearing and meeting held to be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2:00pm, at a meeting of the Human Services and Public Health Committee of the Seattle City Council. Public comment will be taken at that time on the Draft Consolidated Plan. The meeting will be held in the City of Seattle Council Chambers, located in the Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue. The Council's Chambers are on the 2nd floor.