Funding for Tenant Services

2024 Tenant Services Grants 

The Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections is excited to announce the Tenant Services Grants Request for Proposal (RFP). A total of $2,570,000 is available in 2024, pending final approval of the City’s budget. Of these funds, an expected $1,055,000 is dedicated to funding the right to legal counsel for tenants in eviction proceedings. We are seeking proposals from organizations with experience and/or expertise in providing services to the rental communities in Seattle. Organizations already providing tenant services are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Information / Help Session Meeting 

When: 
October 24, 2023 
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 

Location: 
Online via Microsoft Teams 
Meeting link will be sent by October 23, 2023 to those that RSVP 

To RSVP or for any questions, contact Hoa Mai at hoa.mai@seattle.gov

NOTE: Attendance at the information session is not mandatory for funding consideration.   

Timeline for Funding Proposals*:    

Funding Opportunity Released October 17, 2023 
Application Deadline  Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 4:00pm 
Planned Award Notification November 27, 2023 
Anticipated Contract Start Date  January 1, 2024 

*SDCI reserves the right to change any dates in the Request for Proposal timeline.  

2024 Seattle Rental Assistance Program Request For Proposal

The Code Compliance division of SDCI is pleased to announce the Rental Assistance Program Request for Proposal (RFP). SDCI will have a total of $1,000,000 for rental assistance in 2024 to administer in conjunction with eviction prevention legal defense contracts.

The City is seeking one or more organizations that provide eviction prevention legal services, that can do the following:

  1. Provide rent assistance funds to households, within Seattle city limits, with an active eviction case in the King County Superior Court
  2. Determine eligibility and administer the funds in a way that ensures the funds are used equitably and effectively
  3. Provide measurable results for reporting and evaluation 

Timeline for funding proposals*:

Funding Opportunity Released December 8, 2023
Application Deadline  January 8, 2024, by 4:00 p.m.
(late applications will not be accepted)
Planned Award Notification  As soon as possible
Contract Start Date  On or near February 1, 2024

*SDCI reserves the right to change any dates in the Request for Proposal timeline

For questions, contact Hoa Mai at Hoa.Mai@seattle.gov.

Construction and Inspections

Nathan Torgelson, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 2000, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA, 98124-4019
Phone: (206) 684-8600
Phone Alt: Violation Complaint Line: (206) 615-0808
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SDCI issues land use, construction, and trade permits, conducts construction and housing-related inspections, ensures compliance with our codes, and regulates rental rules. SDCI is committed to an antiracist workplace and to addressing racism through our work in the community.