Funding Announcements & Application
At least once per year the Office of Housing publishes a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Rental Housing Program. The notice describes specific funding priorities and requirements for each available fund source, of which the Seattle Housing Levy is traditionally the largest. OH's funding announcements are often part of a larger combined announcement of funds for homeless housing and services across King County.
In 2016, the Office of Housing awarded $47 million in funding for affordable multifamily rental buildings that will provide 610 homes for low-income individuals and families. View the project list.
The City is seeking Intents to Apply for funding to be made available in 2017, 2018, and 2019. We are requesting forms to be submitted by January 31, 2017. Download the Intent to Apply form >
Housing developers in Seattle are invited to propose projects for acquisition, rehabilitation, and/or new construction of affordable rental housing for low-income households. The Office of Housing works with interested developers to ensure the most strategic and efficient use of resources through the following process. In 2016, the Office of Housing announced $34 million in funding for multifamily projects, and received 11 proposals for a total of $51 million in requests.
For more information, contact Laurie Olson at 206.615.0995.
- 2016 Multifamily Applicants
- 2016 Multifamily Notice of Funding Availability
- 2016 Intent to Apply List
- 2015 Awards
2016 Multifamily NOFA Application
- Table of Contents
- Combined Funders Application
- OH Addendum
- Combined Funders Application Forms (updated 08/12/16)
- A. Housing Funding Policies, Rental Housing Program
- B. Housing Funding Policies, Capital Policies
- C. Housing Funding Policies, Definitions
- D. Seattle Residential Antidisplacement and Relocation Assistance Plan (RARAP)
- E. Income and Rents - Multifamily Rental Program
- F. Developer Fee Schedule
- G. Map of High Capacity Transit and High Frequency Transit Service
- H. OH Residential Prevailing Wage Rate Policy
- I. Race and Social Justice Toolkits (new for 2016)
Nonprofit agencies, private, for-profit developers, and mortgage lenders are invited to submit proposals for projects that will provide homeownership opportunities for low-income households. The 2015 Notice of Funding Availability responses closed on September 15, 2015.