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 NOFA describes specific funding priorities and requirements for each available fund source, of which the Seattle Housing Levy is the largest. OH's funding announcements are often part of a larger combined announcement of funds for homeless housing and services across King County.

This year, the Office of Housing announced a record $42 million in funding for the Multifamily NOFA. A list of applicants is available below in the Multifamily Program tab.

The 2015 Homebuyer Notice of Funding Availability is now open for responses. The deadline is September 15, 2015. Learn more>

Multifamily Program

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 includes a record $42 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 applicants for the 2015 funding round. For more information, contact Laurie Olson at 206.615.0995.

2016 Intent to Apply

The Office of Housing is seeking early notification of applicants who intend to apply for Rental Housing Program funding in the fall of 2016. Applications are due February 19, 2016 and can be emailed to Download and view the 2016 Intent to Apply form >

Funding Announcement

2015 Multifamily NOFA Application

  1. Table of Contents
  2. Combined Funders Application
  3. OH Addendum
  4. Combined Funders Application Forms


Homeownership Program

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 are due September 15, 2015.

Laurie Eckardt

Bridge Loans

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