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City of Seattle celebrates affordable housing investments and anti-displacement achievements

Awards for 2023 funding opportunities highlight investments in future affordable rental homes and affordable homeownership opportunities.. SEATTLE, WA – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell celebrated the City of Seattle’s investments in affordable housing for the 2023 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), totaling $66.7 million for the construction of 443 affordable rental… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle announces $1.9M investment for homeownership

The Office of Housing awards $1.9 million to Homestead Community Land Trust to preserve and create 16 permanently affordable homes. The City of Seattle’s Office of Housing (OH) is excited to announce a major step toward more affordable homeownership opportunities for low-income homebuyers in Seattle. On June 16, 2023, OH… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell celebrates voters’ historic passage of $970 million housing levy

Passage of the 2023 Housing Levy will provide the largest City investments to date over the next seven years into affordable housing. The City of Seattle celebrates the resounding approval of an unprecedented $970 million Seattle Housing Levy by voters on November 7, 2023. The passage of the levy underscores… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Office of Housing invests in anti-displacement affordable housing through Rainier Valley Affordable Homeownership Initiative

Seattle Office of Housing invests in anti-displacement affordable housing through Rainier Valley Affordable Homeownership Initiative.

Mayor Bruce Harrell signs legislation to put forth $970 million Housing Levy to Seattle voters on November 7

Levy will create over 3,100 new affordable homes, stabilize supportive housing workforce, and fund other tools to prevent homelessness and ensure housing stability for more than 9,000 low-income households. Seattle (June 13, 2023) – Immediately following a unanimous vote by Seattle City Council to approve the proposed 2023 Housing Levy, Mayor… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle announces $147M in funding for affordable housing

SEATTLE, WA – Mayor Bruce Harrell announced on Friday the City’s 2022 yearly funding awards for affordable housing providers, totaling $147 million for the construction and preservation of 1,150 affordable homes in neighborhoods across Seattle. The City’s ongoing commitment to affordable housing is crucial to ensure that all people have… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Awarded Federal Grant to Provide Energy Efficiency and Health Improvements in Multifamily Affordable Housing

Department of Energy Grant Supports City of Seattle’s Nation-Leading Efforts to Decarbonize Existing Multifamily Affordable Housing Buildings Seattle (August 4, 2022) – The City of Seattle has been awarded a grant from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Enhancement and Innovation Program to convert gas water heating, space heating and other… [ Keep reading ]

Office of Housing Announces Nearly $100 Million in New Affordable Housing Investments

$95 million in local investments will support the construction, rehabilitation, and acquisition of over 1,100 affordable homes Office of Housing’s affordable rental housing investments in 2021 mark a historic single-year investment of $143 million, over 20% increase from prior record year SEATTLE (December 9, 2021) – In her final housing… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Council Approves New Round of Rental Assistance

A new round of rental assistance is coming! City Council just approved almost $23 million in new financial support for low-income renters who have experienced financial hardship in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The approved legislation makes the following funding allocation:  $8.0 million to the United Way of King County… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Additional Investments in Affordable Housing for Historic Total of $115 Million in 2020

City investments made in 2020 will support the creation or preservation of over 1,400 rental homes and homeownership opportunities Seattle (December 8, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced additional investments of $55.8 million to support 840 low-income and affordable rental and homeownership opportunities in neighborhoods throughout Seattle. These investments, along… [ Keep reading ]