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.


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