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

Community Meetings on Housing Levy Funding Policies

The Office of Housing will be holding two community meetings in November to discuss the funding policies in the Housing Levy Administrative & Financial Plan, which guides implementation of the 2016 Seattle Housing Levy . More >

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 >

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 >

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 >