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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 ]

City of Seattle and Sound Transit Enter New Phase of Visioning for Development at Mount Baker

Community members are invited to provide feedback on development ideas for affordable housing and more through the month of June SEATTLE (June 15, 2021) – After many years of community planning, the Mount Baker station area is entering an exciting new phase. The City of Seattle and Sound Transit are working in partnership with community stakeholders and… [ Keep reading ]

In the Works: Seattle Housing Levy A&F Plan Updates

Every two years the Office of Housing prepares updates to the administrative and financial (A&F) plan that guides implementation of the Seattle Housing Levy. With less than half of the 7-year Levy term remaining and each of the Levy’s five programs on track to meet or exceed goals, we expect… [ 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 ]

Seattle Housing Levy Fast-Tracks New Homeless Housing at The Clay

On March 23 the Low Income Housing Institute, a Seattle-based affordable housing provider, cut the ribbon and opened the doors to the newly constructed Clay Apartments. Located in the heart of Capitol Hill, the building offers 76 efficiency units that LIHI will dedicate to people experiencing homelessness or highly vulnerable… [ Keep reading ]

Draft proposal to support faith-based affordable housing development available for review and public comment

Since early 2020, the Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) and Office of Housing (OH) have engaged with faith, affordable housing, and other stakeholders to develop greater flexibility in the City’s land use regulations to help religious organizations build affordable housing, as required under state law. Based on that input, we have drafted a proposal for a new tool to support faith-based affordable housing development. Coupled… [ Keep reading ]

Mount Zion on 19th — a new affordable senior housing project sponsored by Mount Zion Housing Development

This past year the Seattle Office of Housing was proud to invest in Mount Zion on 19th — a new affordable senior housing project sponsored by Mount Zion Housing Development, the housing arm of Seattle’s second-oldest Black church with roots dating back to 1886. The building’s 62 new apartments, the… [ Keep reading ]

Office of Housing 2020 Highlights

Office of Housing 2020 Highlights The Office of Housing is excited to share some of our highlights of 2020. The image below represents achievements and services provided across most of our programs and initiatives. Along with spotlighting a historic level of new investment in a single year for the City,… [ 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 ]