Funding Opportunities

Current Funding Opportunitites

Notice of Funding Availability: Emergency Rental Assistance

November 5, 2021: The Office of Housing is soliciting statements of interest for the second round of Seattle Emergency Rental Assistance from owners of City-regulated affordable housing on behalf of resident households. All assistance availed under this NOFA will be tied to eligible resident households; property owners and/or property management companies that serve, for the sake of efficiency, as an intermediary.

All statements of interest must be submitted by 12 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. Cover letters (Word or PDF) and attachments (Excel files only) should be directed OH's Dan Foley at Dan.Foley@seattle.gov

Lease to Own RFP

The Office of Housing is seeking proposals for a Feasibility Study on Conditions, Criteria, and Best Practices to Assess Rental-to-Ownership Conversions.

Up to $250,000 is available for this grant to find a consultant to:

  • Identify necessary conditions for a conversion of affordable rental to permanently affordable homeownership units as well as evaluative criteria to indicate or increase the feasibility of a tenure conversion;
  • Apply the resulting conditions and evaluative process to a sample of OH-regulated rental properties;
  • and Recommend best practices for engaging and empowering tenants throughout the evaluation and possible conversion process.


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Proposals are due by 5:00PM on December 10.

Homeowner Stabilization RFP

The Office of Housing is seeking proposals to stabilize existing homeowners, especially in communities of color and community at high risk of displacement. To ensure that solutions are driven by, and responsive to, the community, OH is asking respondents to propose a program design and implementation plan that they believe will best address community priorities. Up to $875,000 will be available via Seattle's Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force recommended investments.

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Proposals are due on November 15.

The Office of Housing will host two virtual information sessions regarding the RFP:   

Please contact jennifer.labrecque@seattle.gov with questions or for more information.   

2021 Multifamily Fall NOFA

The Seattle Office of Housing is pleased to announce the 2021 Notice of Funding Availability for the production and preservation of affordable rental housing.  

We anticipate allocating approximately $35 million dollars through a combination of sources, which may include the 2016 Housing Levy, incentive zoning affordable housing contributions, Mandatory Housing Affordability funds, and Federal HOME and CDBG funds. This NOFA builds on two prior rental housing NOFAs for 2021, including the Spring NOFA and a mid-year NOFA that focused primarily on rapid acquisition loans and is principally funded from federal COVID recovery funding.

Applications Due: September 15, 2021 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.

Funding Announcement

Appendices

Rapid Acquisition NOFA

The City of Seattle Office of Housing is announcing 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 is due July 28, 2021, at noon.  Subsequent applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all 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.

Applications Due: July 28, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

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