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 2018. Check back or sign-up to receive news of the NOFA when it is posted.

In 2017, the Office of Housing awarded $98 million in funding for affordable multifamily rental buildings that will provide 896 new homes and preserve 535 existing homes for low-income individuals and families. View the project list.

In 2018, the Office of Housing awarded more than $78 million in investments to build and preserve 1,400 affordable homes in neighborhoods across Seattle, including the constructionof 1,197 new homes in ten new buildings. View the project list.

In 2019, the Office of Housing awarded $110 million in investments to build 1,944 new affordable homes in neighborhoods across Seattle, the largest investment and the largest number of affordable homes ever created in Seattle in one year in our City's history. View the project list

In 2020, the Office of Housing released a Spring Notice of Funding Availability awarding $34 million in a affordable rental housing and affordable homeownership. Additionally the Office of Housing awarded over $60 million through a Permanent Supportive Housing Notice of Funding Availability. View the project list.

2020 Multifamily Fall 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 16th, 2020 the Office of Housing announced approximately $20 million in funding for multifamily projects.  Notice of Funding Availability and Application details are below.

Applications Due: September 16, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

Please submit responses to OH Race and Social Justice Intitaive no later than three weeks prior to the due date for completed NOFA responses.

For more information, contact Laurie Olson at 206.615.0995.

Funding Announcement

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2020 Permanent Supportive Housing NOFA

The Seattle Office of Housing is pleased to announce this special Notice of Funding Availability.  Through this NOFA the Office of Housing seeks to produce an estimated  500 new units of permanent supportive housing at an unprecedented pace. Through this NOFA we seek to scale production of a proven, long-term solution to homelessness and make a meaningful impact on our current homelessness crisis and its disproportionate impact on Black, Indigenous and People of Color. This funding pilot is unique not only in its large scale and narrow focus, but also on its express emphasis on new types of partnerships and new approaches to project delivery.
 

Applications Due: July 08, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Laurie Olson at 206.615.0995.

FAQ for 2020 PSH NOFA

Funding Announcement

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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

Capital Investments Manager