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Foreclosure Prevention Rule Announced

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced the new Streamlined Modification Initiative. Effective July 1, 2013 Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be required to allow modifications to ALL borrowers (with loans owned or guaranteed by Fannie or Freddie) who are at least 90 days delinquent, have a first-lien mortgage at least twelve-months old, and a LTV greater than 80%. Non-owner occupied and 2nd homes are eligible.

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Housing First
Formerly homeless veteran explains how securing a home has given him hope.

Innovative solar hot water systems
The Office of Housing is working to make affordable housing more eco-friendly through the HomeWise Program. Through improvement such as solar water heaters, the building will save energy and the residents will save some green.

Our Programs
Developing/Preserving Affordable Housing Incentive Programs For Residents
  • Incentive Programs
    • Multifamily Property Tax Exemption
    • Incentive Zoning:
      Extra floor area above the base height or density for developments when affordable housing is provided or funded.
Seattle Housing Levy
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