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 has announced $34 million in funding for the affordable multifamily rental buildings. The list of projects intending to apply for funding in 2016 includes 15 projects, totally nearly $100 million in requests.
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. The 2015 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for multifamiy housing included a record $57 million in funding, and is a key early component of the Mayor's action plan to address Seattle's affordability crisis. View the list of projects receiving funding awards for 2015. For more information, contact Laurie Olson at 206.615.0995.
The Office of Housing released the 2016 Notice of Funding Availability for the Rental Housing Program on July 6, 2016. Information will be available on this page. Read the press release.
2016 Multifamily NOFA Application
- 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.