Funding Opportunties

Current Funding Opportunitites

Seattle Rescue Plan Affordable Housing Capacity Building and Services RFQ

The City of Seattle Office of Housing (OH), in partnership with the federal government, has created a one-time affordable housing services and capacity building fund for nonprofit providers of affordable housing (not including permanent supportive housing), who have faced numerous challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic continues to impact nonprofit affordable housing providers through a combination of decreased fundraising revenue, decreased program income, increased expenses related to COVID-19 response and mitigation, and increased behavioral health and health care needs of tenants. These funds shall directly benefit these organizations, providing financial stability and additional services funding to benefit their tenants and employees.

These Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds1 (CLFR) are administered by the U.S. Department of Treasury and aim to meet pandemic response needs by providing relief for households and nonprofits facing near- and long-term negative economic impacts as the country recovers. The funds must be used to respond to the public health emergency and its negative economic impacts.  

Applications due: October 7, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.   

For more information, contact Kelli Larsen at (206) 858-1932

Seattle Rescue Plan Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Capacity Building and Services RFQ

The City of Seattle Office of Housing (OH), in partnership with the federal government, has created a one-time services and capacity building fund for permanent supportive housing (PSH) providers (not including other affordable housing), who have faced numerous challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic continues to impact PSH providers through a combination of decreased fundraising revenue, decreased program income, increased expenses related to COVID-19 response and mitigation, and increased behavioral health and health care needs of tenants. These funds shall directly benefit these organizations, providing financial stability and additional services funding to benefit their tenants and employees.

These Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds1 (CLFR) are administered by the U.S. Department of Treasury and aim to meet pandemic response needs by providing relief for households and nonprofits facing near- and long-term negative economic impacts as the country recovers. The funds must be used to respond to the public health emergency and its negative economic impacts.  

Applications due: October 7, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.   

For more information, contact Kelli Larsen at (206) 858-1932

2021 Multifamily Fall NOFA

The Seattle Office of Housing is pleased to announce the 2021 Notice of Funding Availability for the production and preservation of affordable rental housing.  

We anticipate allocating approximately $35 million dollars through a combination of sources, which may include the 2016 Housing Levy, incentive zoning affordable housing contributions, Mandatory Housing Affordability funds, and Federal HOME and CDBG funds. This NOFA builds on two prior rental housing NOFAs for 2021, including the Spring NOFA and a mid-year NOFA that focused primarily on rapid acquisition loans and is principally funded from federal COVID recovery funding.

Applications Due: September 15, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

Please submit responses to OH Race and Social Justice Intitaive no later than three weeks prior to the due date for completed NOFA responses.

For more information, contact Laurie Olson at (206) 615-0995.

Funding Announcement

Appendices

Rapid Acquisition NOFA

The City of Seattle Office of Housing is announcing the availability of $28.5 million in funding under this special Notice of Funding Availability ("Notice").  This Notice is reserved solely to support Rapid Acquisition Loans that quickly create new low-income rental housing. City Council authorized the one-time funding to support this Notice under Ordinance 126371.  The first round of funding applications is due July 28, 2021, at noon.  Subsequent applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all funding has been awarded. 

Activities funded under this Notice must be consistent with federal regulations, to the extent applicable, and the City's Rental Housing Program, summarized below in section II. Full details  of the City's Rental Housing Program can be found in the 2021-23 Administrative and Financial Plan for the Seattle Housing Levy,  the Seattle Office of Housing's Housing Funding Policies, and the 2018-2022 City of Seattle Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development.

Applications Due: July 28, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

Please submit responses to OH Race and Social Justice Inititaive no later than three weeks prior to the due date for completed NOFA responses.

 For more information, contact Laurie Olson at (206) 615-0995.

Funding Announcement