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 announced $34 million in funding for affordable multifamily rental buildings and received interest for 15 projects. Nine organizations submitted applications for 11 projects totallying $51 million in requests to produce or preserve 729 homes (see the list).

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.

Funding Announcement

2016 Multifamily NOFA Application

  1. Table of Contents
  2. Combined Funders Application
  3. OH Addendum
  4. Combined Funders Application Forms (updated 08/12/16)


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.

Laurie Eckardt

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