The Seattle Office of Housing builds strong healthy communities and increases opportunities for people of all income levels to live in our city. For 35 years, the City has managed investments from the Seattle Housing Levy and other state and federal sources to fund the preservation and production of affordable apartments and homes. The Office of Housing also develops policies and manages programs that support further affordable housing production. To date, the City has created and preserved over 13,000 affordable homes throughout the city, helped 900 families purchase their first home, and provided emergency rental assistance to 6,500 households.


City of Seattle Announces $100 Million in Affordable Housing Investments

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced more than $100 million in investments to build and preserve 1,450 affordable homes in neighborhoods across Seattle, including the construction of 896 new homes in nine new buildings. These Office of Housing investments represent a spectrum of different housing types for low-income residents, including permanent supportive housing for those experiencing homelessness, apartments for low-income individuals and families, transit-oriented development, and homes for first-time homebuyers. 

Fort Lawton Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) Published

The Seattle Office of Housing has published a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Fort Lawton Army Reserve Center Redevelopment. Public comment on the draft is welcome through January 29th, 2018. Please join us for a public hearing at 6:00PM on January 9th at the Magnolia United Church of Christ, 3555 W McGraw St, Seattle, WA 98199.

Human Services Department announces the Draft Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development.

The City of Seattle announces the release of the Draft 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development. The Draft 2018-2022 Consolidated includes proposed guidance for the allocation of an estimated $14 million of federal grant and program revenue funds [approximately $9 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, $2.5 million in HOME program funds, $820,000 in Emergency Shelter Grant Program (ESG) funds and $2 million in Housing Opportunity for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds] from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The Consolidated Plan responds to HUD requirements for the City of Seattle to access these funds.  The Plan outlines strategies to address the housing, homeless, community and economic needs of the City's low and moderate-income residents and neighborhoods over the next five years.  

The Draft 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan will be available for public review here.  

The Public is invited to attend a public hearing and meeting held to be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2:00pm, at a meeting of the Human Services and Public Health Committee of the Seattle City Council. Public comment will be taken at that time on the Draft Consolidated Plan. The meeting will be held in the City of Seattle Council Chambers, located in the Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue. The Council's Chambers are on the 2nd floor.   

Request for Proposals for Equitable Transit-Oriented Development at Northgate Station

On November 2, 2017, the Office of Housing and King County Department of Community and Human Services made $20 million in funding available for development of affordable housing at the future Northgate light rail station, in conjunction with a property offering by King County Metro. The joint offering invites proposals that meet a range of shared goals, including affordable housing, environmental sustainability, and equity and social justice. 

A Pre-Proposal Conference will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 10:00am in Procurement Conference Room #328, 401 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor, Seattle, Washington, 98104

Proposals are due by December 21, 2017 at 2:00 PM . View the RFP on King County's procurement website.

Seattle Housing Levy Dashboard Launched

As part of the City's commitment to transparency around voter-approved initiatives, two new public facing websites were launched in September 2017 for the Seattle Preschool Program and the Housing Levy. These sites contribute to a growing body of work that will provide transparency to voters by describing progress over time toward stated goals and commitments. Check out the Housing Levy Dashboard as well as others on Seattle's new Performance Hub.  

Request for Proposals for Equitable Transit-Oriented Development at Roosevelt Station

On August 4, 2017, the Office of Housing and Sound Transit published a joint request for proposals (RFP) for equitable transit-oriented development on property adjacent to the future Roosevelt light rail station. OH announced $15 million in funding is available for site-specific affordable housing development on land offered by Sound Transit. OH and Sound Transit are seeking proposals to maximize the creation of affordable homes and meet a range of shared goals. Read the press release.

Proposals are due by September 14, 2017 at 4:00 PM . View the RFP on Sound Transit's e-bid website.

Request for Proposals for Resale-Restricted, Affordable Homeownership Development on Surplus Property

On July 25, 2017, the Office of Housing published a request for proposals (RFP) seeking proposals from qualified developers interested in acquiring City-owned land at 1312-1326 Yakima Avenue South to develop resale-restricted, affordable ownership housing on the site. The City's objectives to create lasting community benefit include an affordability period of not less than 50 years, maximizing the site's development potential and the creation of high-quality product.

Proposals are due by September 28, 2017 at 5:00 PM. View the RFP here. Questions can be directed to Erika Malone 206-684-0247, erika.malone@seattle.gov.

Foreclosure Prevention Pilot Program: Request for Proposals to Administer Loan Fund

On July 24, 2017, the Office of Housing published a request for proposals (RFP) for an administrator for the new Foreclosure Prevention Pilot Program. The pilot period is 24-months and the efficacy of the program will be evaluated after that period.

Proposals are due by August 31, 2017 at 5:00 PM. View the RFP here. Questions can be directed to Erika Malone 206-684-0247, erika.malone@seattle.gov.

2017 Rental Housing Program Notice of Funding Availability Announcement - $49.5 million

On July 6th, 2017, the Office of Housing is announcing $49.5 million in funding for affordable multifamily rental housing.  View full Notice of Funding Availability announcement and application.

Housing Levy Admin & Finance Plan Approved

The Seattle City Council recently approved the Administrative and Financial Plan for the 2016 Seattle Housing Levy. This plan guides implementation of the levy for the next two years. Download the A&F Plan >

2009 Seattle Housing Levy Fulfills on its Promise

The 2016 Annual Report has been published for the 2009 Housing Levy, wrapping up seven years of investment in affordable housing. The Levy has exceeded its goals for all programs, fulfilling the promise made to voters. Read the Housing Levy Annual Report >