Homeownership

The Office of Housing (OH) supports low-income households to achieve the dream of homeownership - and to retain their homes once purchased - in a variety of ways. OH funds down payment assistance loans, foreclosure prevention loans and development loans for the creation of resale-restricted affordable ownership homes through partnership with local non-profit program administrators and affordable homeownership developers.

If you are a low-income homebuyer, please contact one of our partner homeownership organizations and learn whether you are eligible here. If you are housing developer please see any open requests for proposals or notice of funding available below. You can also sign up for Office of Housing News email list to learn of new opportunities when they become available.

Homeownership Funding

Periodically, the Office of Housing (OH) publishes a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Homebuyer Assistance (HBA) Program. The notice describes the specific eligible uses, funding priorities, application requirements and evaluation criteria for affordable homeownership projects and programs funded by OH. The primary source of this funding is the Seattle Housing Levy.

The current funding round opened July 15, 2022, and applications are due on September 9, 2022, by noon. The next Homeownership NOFA will likely be published in early 2023. Sign-up for our Office of Housing News email list to receive notice of future NOFA publications.

View the 2022 Homebuyer Assistance NOFA