Funding Opportunties

Current Funding Opportunitites

Requests for Proposals: SHA Levy Vouchers and Office of Housing Operations and Maintenance Funding

Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) and the Office of Housing are requesting proposals from non-profit housing providers seeking Seattle Housing Levy vouchers and Office of Housing Operations and Maintenance funding for 30% and below area median income housing units supported with capital from the Office of Housing and the 2016 Seattle Housing Levy. SHA and OH are issuing up to 300 project-based vouchers and $42,000,000 in Operations and Maintenance funding over the course of the 7 year Levy. In this RFP, SHA is issuing up to 30 vouchers and OH is issuing up to 150 units of O&M at $2,500 per unit.

Each interested applicant should review the Office of Housing Administrative and Financial Plan and 24 CFR 983 and the SHA HCV Administrative Plan for program intent and requirements.

Final proposals are due Friday June 7, 2019 at 12:00 noon.

Request for Proposals: Construction Consultation & Oversight

The Seattle Office of Housing, King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS), and A Regional Coalition for Housing (ARCH), collectively, "Funder(s)" are seeking proposals for construction consultation and oversight.  Funders are seeking consultation for two bodies of work:

  1. Funders seeks assistance in the review of affordable housing applications, specifically reviewing construction cost-estimates, schematic drawings, environmental reports and development budgets. These reviews occur one time per year for approximately 8-12 applications seeking funding from Funders to build multifamily affordable housing developments within Seattle and King County.  Funders are seeking an analysis of the constructability and cost efficiency of the applicant's proposal, as well as to compare square footage estimates to the broader construction market. Funders are seeking an itemization of potential cost savings through design changes, material changes or both; possible constructability issues, site or design challenges and/or omissions.  These one-time annual reviews are not expected to be exhaustive, but should help Funders identify strong proposals that can meet construction start deadlines of 12 to 18 months. In addition, Funders are looking for cost-saving opportunities to reduce the amount of funding being sought from the Office of Housing, DCHS and ARCH.
  2. Funders seeks to contract with the construction consultant to review final closing budgets, construction schedule, architectural drawings, schedule of values and construction contracts and Contractor selection at finance closing to ensure accuracy and compliance with Funders' Housing Funding Policies and terms of Funder loan documents.  In addition, Funders seeks a consultant to conduct on-site monitoring visits throughout construction, ensuring materials and labor align with the schedule and disbursement request for funds.  As part of the monthly construction monitoring, consultant will be asked to advise on the propriety of change orders and use of contingency funds.  Site visits will likely occur monthly, in advance of each draw request. 


Final proposals are due Friday, May 31, 2019 at 12:00 noon.

If you have any questions, please email Elsa.Kings@seattle.gov

Spring 2019 Homebuyer Assistance Program NOFA

On April 8, 2019, the Office of Housing announced funding available for homeownership projects including the development of resale-restricted affordable homes, down payment assistance and bridge loans. Homeownership developers and down payment assistance program administrators are invited to submit applications for funding for projects or programs to create affordable homeownership opportunities for low-income, first-time homebuyers in Seattle. Notice of Funding Availability and Application details are below.

For more information, contact Erika Malone at 206.684.0247.

Funding Announcement

Spring 2019 Homebuyer Assistance Application Package items

Seeking developer for surplus land at Loyal Heights:

The City of Seattle Office of Housing (OH) is seeking proposals from qualified developers interested in acquiring the City-owned land located at 7750 28th Avenue NW(Loyal Heights), to develop resale-restricted affordable ownership housing at 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 May 24, 2019 by 12:00 PM noon. View the RFP below. Questions can be directed to Erika Malone 206-684-0247, erika.malone@seattle.gov.

Additional background information and due diligence reports, surveys maps, etc.

Seeking developer for surplus land at Phinney Ave N:

The City of Seattle Office of Housing (OH) is seeking proposals from qualified developers interested in acquiring the City-owned land located at 6109 Phinney Ave N. to develop resale-restricted affordable ownership housing at 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 May 24, 2019 by 12:00 PM noon. View the RFP below. Questions can be directed to Erika Malone 206-684-0247, erika.malone@seattle.gov.

Additional background information and due diligence reports, surveys maps, etc.