Rental Housing Program

The Rental Housing Program funds the development of affordable rental housing in Seattle using local funds such as the Seattle Housing Levy, federal funds, and other fund sources. In 2015 $42 million will be awarded to support working families and people who are homeless as part of the Mayor's action plan to address Seattle's affordability crisis.

Application Process

The links below describe how to apply for funding, starting with the application and moving through loan closing, construction and closeout. Before considering applying for funds, applicants should also review the Office of Housing's funding policies. 

  1. Preparing Projects for Application
    Necessary steps prior to applying for funding.

  2. Funding Announcements & Application
    Funding announcements, process, and application forms for multiple programs.

  3. Loan Closings
    Requirements for loan closings.

  4. Projects in Construction
    Wage rates, reporting, and other requirements during the construction process.

  5. Project Closing
    Wage rates documentation, closeout inspection with City staff and other requirements for final disbursement at project construction completion and occupancy.

  6. Policies and Administrative Guidelines
    Policy documents governing the use of Office of Housing funding.

  7. Income and Rents
    Applicable income and rent limits for the Rental Housing Program.