Thanks to the residents of Seattle who consistently support the Seattle Housing Levy, over 11,000 affordable apartments throughout the city are available to low-income families. These units are kept affordable for 50 years through contracts managed by the Office of Housing. The Multifamily Tax Exemption and Incentive Zoning Programs are responsible for an additional 4,000+ units available to low to moderate income households for a period of 12 to 50 years. Each year, OH works with building owners and managers to ensure these properties are maintained well and occupied by the intended residents. To assist with these responsibilities, a list of resources is compiled below.
- Multifamily Tax Exemption and Incentive Zoning Compliance
- Reporting (Seattle Housing Levy Funded Properties Only)
- Income and Rent Limits
- Utility Allowances
- Transfer of Ownership
- Resources for Managers
- Multifamily Weatherization Program