Seattle Housing Levy

Since 1981, Seattle voters have approved one bond and five levies to create affordable housing. Seattle has now funded over 13,000 affordable apartments for seniors, low- and moderate-wage workers, and formerly homeless individuals and families, plus provided homeownership assistance to more than 900 first-time low-income home buyers and emergency rental assistance to more than 6,500 households.

In August 2016, voters in Seattle approved a new $290 million levy by over 70%. Learn more on the 2016 Seattle Housing Levy Fact Sheet >

Implementing the 2016 Housing Levy Administrative & Financial Plan

The A&F Plan, and the attached Housing Funding Policies, guide the use of Housing Levy funds as well as other fund sources administered by the Office of Housing.

Summary of 5-Year Progress Toward 7-Year Housing Levy Goals (2017-2021) 

Housing Levy Engagement Timeline

Now in the 5th year of the Seattle Housing Levy we're looking back at some of the homes and services supported by Levy investments and looking ahead to developing a proposal to renew the Housing Levy in 2023. 







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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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.