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2023 Notice of Funding Availability

The Seattle Office of Housing is now accepting proposals for the preservation and new construction of affordable, rental housing for 2023.

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 ]

Office of Housing Releases 2022 Annual Reports

The City of Seattle’s Office of Housing releases its 2022 Annual Reports detailing annual investments in the Levy, MFTE, MHA/IZ, and other notable programs.

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 ]

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 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 ]

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 ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Bold Action to Invest in 600 Apartments for Homeless Individuals in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

Office of Housing Accelerates Seattle Housing Levy Funding to Support Proven, Long-term Solution to Homelessness  To bring more people inside during a public health crisis, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that the City of Seattle Office of Housing is taking bold action to invest in 600 new units of permanent supportive housing in six buildings. This initiative capitalizes on Seattle’s expertise in funding evidence-based housing for people experiencing homelessness and will bring an unprecedented level of housing online by the end of 2021. These new homes will be in addition to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces $110 Million to Create 1,944 Affordable Homes, the Largest Award in the City’s History

City will leverage $600 million in additional investments through public and private sources Over the last 3 years City has directly invested $250 million for a total of nearly $1.5 billion to create 4,000 affordable homes Seattle (December 9, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City of… [ Keep reading ]