Funding Announcements & Application

At least once per year the Office of Housing publishes a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Rental Housing Program. The notice describes specific funding priorities and requirements for each available fund source, of which the Seattle Housing Levy is traditionally the largest. OH's funding announcements are often part of a larger combined announcement of funds for homeless housing and services across King County.

For homeownership projects, a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) will be published twice a per year. The next Homeownership NOFA will be published in the fall of 2018. Check back or sign-up to receive news of the NOFA when it is posted.

In 2017, the Office of Housing awarded $98 million in funding for affordable multifamily rental buildings that will provide 896 new homes and preserve 535 existing homes for low-income individuals and families. View the project list.

In 2018, the Office of Housing awarded more than $78 million in investments to build and preserve 1,400 affordable homes in neighborhoods across Seattle, including the constructionof 1,197 new homes in ten new buildings. View the project list.

In 2019, the Office of Housing awarded $110 million in investments to build 1,944 new affordable homes in neighborhoods across Seattle, the largest investment and the largest number of affordable homes ever created in Seattle in one year in our City's history. View the project list

In 2020, the Office of Housing released a Spring Notice of Funding Availability awarding $34 million in a affordable rental housing and affordable homeownership. Additionally the Office of Housing awarded over $60 million through a Permanent Supportive Housing Notice of Funding Availability. View the project list.

2022 Multifamily Fall NOFA

The Seattle Office of Housing is pleased to announce we are accepting proposals in Fall 2022 for the preservation and new construction of affordable, rental housing in the City of Seattle. This 2022 Notice of Funding Availability – NOFA describes the goals for our housing investments, lists resources available, highlights key policies, and outlines the application funding process.

We anticipate allocating approximately $44 million in Rental Housing Program capital funds for the preservation and production of affordable housing located in the city of Seattle.

Applications Due: September 15, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Laurie Olson at (206) 615-0995.

Information Session

The Office of Housing offered one virtual Information Session on Friday, August 5. The session was recorded and can be viewed on the Office of Housing's YouTube page. OH is currently accepting questions about the NOFA, submitted in writing to Laurie Olson or Andréa Akita

Funding Announcement


Rapid Acquisition NOFA

In July of 2021, the City of Seattle Office of Housing announced 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 were due July 28, 2021, at noon.  2022 Update: subsequent applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all available 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.

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

The Bridge Loan program provides capital funds for short-term financing to support the development of affordable multifamily rental and/or homeownership housing. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Laurie Olson

Capital Investments Manager


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Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 5700, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94725, Seattle, WA , 98124-4725
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The mission of the Office of Housing (OH) is to create strong, healthy communities, prevent displacement and increase opportunities for people of all income levels to live in Seattle.