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Funding for Tenant Services

2023 City of Seattle Rental Assistance Program Request for Proposal

The Code Compliance Division of the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) is pleased to announce the Rental Assistance Program Request for Proposal (RFP). A total of $1,000,000 will be available in 2023, to be used in conjunction with eviction prevention.

The City is seeking one or more organizations that provide eviction prevention services that can do the following:

  1. Provide rent assistance funds to renters within Seattle city limits in conjunction with eviction prevention
  2. Determine eligibility and administer the funds in a way that ensures the funds are used equitably and effectively
  3. Provide measurable results for reporting and evaluation

A portion of the funds may be used for administrative costs.

Timeline*:   

Funding Opportunity Released  

January 11, 2023

Application Deadline  

February 1, 2023, by 4:00 p.m.(late applications will not be accepted)

Planned Award Notification  

As soon as possible

Anticipated Contract Start Date

On or after February 15, 2023 

*SDCI reserves the right to change any dates in the Request for Proposal timeline. 

Successful applications will result in contracts beginning on or after February 15, 2023 and ending by December 31, 2023. Project should clearly start and end within the contract period. Contracts may be extended at the City’s discretion through written agreement. 

Submit your questions and/or proposal to Hoa Mai at Hoa.Mai@seattle.gov. Proposals are due by February 1, 2023, by 4:00 p.m. Late proposals will not be accepted.

Construction and Inspections

Nathan Torgelson, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 2000, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA, 98124-4019
Phone: (206) 684-8600
Phone Alt: Violation Complaint Line: (206) 615-0808
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SDCI issues land use, construction, and trade permits, conducts construction and housing-related inspections, ensures compliance with our codes, and regulates rental rules. SDCI is committed to an antiracist workplace and to addressing racism through our work in the community.