Incentive Programs

The Seattle Office of Housing monitors multifamily properties with commitments through the Multifamily Tax Exemption (MFTE), Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) and Incentive Zoning (IZ or Housing Bonus) programs. Property managers must ensure that all participating units meet affordability restrictions, determine income eligibility of all resident households, and calculate rents in accordance with program requirements. OH compliance staff review projects yearly and perform on-site file audits every one to three years. (Page last updated 5/1/2023)

Renters: This page is intended for property managers of buildings participating in the MFTE, MHA and IZ programs. Renters interested in applying for properties should review materials on the Office of Housing Find Housing page. Properties participating in the programs will have the most current information on vacancies and will conduct the income certification process. See the Renter's Guide for more detail. 

Compliance Training Opportunities

Office of Housing will notify individuals who have signed up for the Incentive Program newsletter when live trainings become available and with instructions on how to attend. Trainings are typically MS Teams webinars. When appropriate, Office of Housing will record the training and post below.  

Past Trainings

December 15, 2023 Income Certification Webinar

April 11, 2023 Compliance Manual and Form Update Webinar

January 26 2023 Compliance Training

Income Certification

Other Required Forms 

Income and Household Verification Forms

Asset Verification Forms 


Maiko Winkler-Chin, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 5700, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94725, Seattle, WA , 98124-4725
Phone: (206) 684-0721
Fax: (206) 233-7117

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