Funding Opportunities

Current Funding Opportunitites

2022 Multifamily Fall NOFA

The Seattle Office of Housing is pleased to announce we are accepting proposals in Fall 2022 for the preservation and new construction of affordable, rental housing in the City of Seattle. This 2022 Notice of Funding Availability – NOFA describes the goals for our housing investments, lists resources available, highlights key policies, and outlines the application funding process.

We anticipate allocating approximately $44 million in Rental Housing Program capital funds for the preservation and production of affordable housing located in the city of Seattle.

Applications Due: September 15, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Laurie Olson at (206) 615-0995.

Information Session

The Office of Housing offered one virtual Information Session on Friday, August 5. The session was recorded and can be viewed on the Office of Housing's YouTube page. OH is currently accepting questions about the NOFA, submitted in writing to Laurie Olson or Andréa Akita

Funding Announcement

Appendices

2022 Homebuyer Assistance Program NOFA

On July 15, 2022, 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 erika.malone@seattle.gov

Funding Announcement

2022 Homebuyer Assistance Application Package items

Rapid Acquisition NOFA

In July of 2021, the City of Seattle Office of Housing announced the availability of $28.5 million in funding under this special Notice of Funding Availability (“Notice”).  This Notice is reserved solely to support Rapid Acquisition Loans that quickly create new low-income rental housing. City Council authorized the one-time funding to support this Notice under Ordinance 126371.  The first round of funding applications were due July 28, 2021, at noon.  2022 Update: subsequent applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all available funding has been awarded.   

Activities funded under this Notice must be consistent with federal regulations, to the extent applicable, and the City's Rental Housing Program, summarized below in section II. Full details  of the City's Rental Housing Program can be found in the 2021-23 Administrative and Financial Plan for the Seattle Housing Levy,  the Seattle Office of Housing's Housing Funding Policies, and the 2018-2022 City of Seattle Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development.

Please submit responses to OH Race and Social Justice Inititaive no later than three weeks prior to the due date for completed NOFA responses.

 For more information, contact Laurie Olson at (206) 615-0995.

Funding Announcement