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.

2022 Multifamily Winter NOFA

The Seattle Office of Housing is pleased to announce the 2022 Winter Notice of Funding Availability. We recognize that even with record levels of investment over the past few years, additional affordable housing projects are prepared to seek immediate funding. This NOFA is issued earlier in the calendar year than any past solicitation, reflecting OH's ongoing commitment to expedite both investment of resources and delivery of affordable housing in the midst of our affordable housing crisis.  

We anticipate allocating approximately $25 million dollars Sponsors of projects intending to seek an allocation of 9% low-income housing tax credits should not apply under this NOFA; any project requiring such credits should defer its application for City funding until the upcoming fall NOFA. 

Applications Due: February 25, 2022 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.

  • 2022 Intents to Apply
  • 2022 Application List

Funding Announcement

Appendices

Rapid Acquisition NOFA

In July of 2021, the City of Seattle Office of Housing announced the availability of $28.5 million in funding under this special Notice of Funding Availability (“Notice”).  This Notice is reserved solely to support Rapid Acquisition Loans that quickly create new low-income rental housing. City Council authorized the one-time funding to support this Notice under Ordinance 126371.  The first round of funding applications were due July 28, 2021, at noon.  2022 Update: subsequent applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all available funding has been awarded.   

Activities funded under this Notice must be consistent with federal regulations, to the extent applicable, and the City's Rental Housing Program, summarized below in section II. Full details  of the City's Rental Housing Program can be found in the 2021-23 Administrative and Financial Plan for the Seattle Housing Levy,  the Seattle Office of Housing's Housing Funding Policies, and the 2018-2022 City of Seattle Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development.

Please submit responses to OH Race and Social Justice Inititaive 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

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