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Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) in Action

MHA in Action: $13.28 Million Toward New Affordable Housing in Seattle We have started to see the impact of Seattle’s Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) policy, which helps ensure that growth brings affordability. MHA works by requiring new development to include affordable homes or contribute to a City fund for… [ Keep reading ]

At Home Back to School Edition

Family Affordable Homes in Wallingford As children across Seattle head back to school for the 2018-2019 academic year, we are highlighting families living at Stone Way Apartments in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle. Stone Way is close to my heart because my own home is nearby and every day… [ Keep reading ]

RFP: K Site

Request for Proposals: K Site The Office of Housing is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) inviting qualified housing developers to submit proposals for development of affordable housing and arts and cultural space on City property located at 607 Second Avenue North. The RFP describes City requirements and… [ Keep reading ]

RFP: Yesler Terrace

Request for Proposals: Yesler Terrace The Office of Housing joined Seattle Housing Authority in issuing an RFP to identify a non-profit partner to develop affordable housing at 13th Ave between E Fir and Yesler Streets. SHA is purchasing the site from King County, and OH intends to invest $6 million… [ Keep reading ]

Office of Housing Releases 2017 Annual Investments Report

The Office of Housing Investments Report summarizes Seattle’s affordable housing production and preservation, including rental housing, assistance to home buyers and homeowners, and energy efficiency grants. Highlights include: Affordable homes opening, funding for housing development and sustainability, investment in locations that support residents and advance equitable development, and homeowner/renter information… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Announces $100 Million in Affordable Housing Investments

City of Seattle Announces $100 Million in Affordable Housing Investments On December 18, 2017 Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced more than $100 million in investments to build and preserve 1,450 affordable homes in neighborhoods across Seattle, including the construction of 896 new homes in nine new buildings. These Office of… [ Keep reading ]