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.

For homeownership projects, a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) will be published twice a per year. The next Homeownership NOFA will be published in the fall of 2017. Check back or sign-up to receive news of the NOFA when it is posted.

On August 4, 2017, the Office of Housing announced $15 million in funding available for equitable transit-oriented development on the Sound Transit Roosevelt TOD property. Click the Multifamily Program below for a link to the full Request for Proposals (RFP).

On July 6th, 2017, the Office of Housing is announced $49.5 million in funding for affordable multifamily rental housing.  Click the Multifamily Program below for the full Notice of Funding Availability announcement and application.

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.

2017 Joint RFP for Equitable Transit-Oriented Development on Roosevelt Central Site

Sound Transit and the City of Seattle Office of Housing (OH) jointly request proposals from qualified entities that will result in the construction of an equitable transit-oriented development (TOD) project on Sound Transit property adjacent to the future Roosevelt light rail station. OH is making available up to $15 million in funding for affordable housing development. Applicants may view the full RFP and application forms on Sound Transit's e-bid website.

2017 Multifamily NOFA

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. On July 6th, 2017 the Office of Housing is announced $49.5 million in funding for multifamily projects.  Notice of Funding Availability and Application details are below.

For more information, contact Laurie Olson at 206.615.0995.

Funding Announcement

2017 Multifamily NOFA Application

  1. Table of Contents
  2. Combined Funders Application
  3. OH Addendum
  4. Combined Funders Application Forms (updated 07/6/2017)


Check back here for 2017 Notice of Funding Availability. It will be posted by Fall 2017.

Seeking developer for surplus land at Yakima Street:

The City of Seattle Office of Housing (OH) is seeking proposals from qualified developers interested in acquiring the City-owned land located at 1312-1326 Yakima Avenue South to develop resale-restricted affordable ownership housing at the site.

The City's objectives to create lasting community benefit include an affordability period of not less than 50 years, maximizing the site's development potential and the creation of high-quality product.

Proposals are due by September 28, 2017 at 5:00 PM. View the RFP below. Questions can be directed to Erika Malone 206-684-0247,

For additional background information and due diligence reports, surveys maps, etc. go to Property Reuse and Disposition Overview

Erika Malone

The Bridge Loan program provides capital funds for short-term financing to support the development of affordable multifamily rental and/or homeownership housing. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Laurie Olson
Lending Manager