Rental Housing Program

The Rental Housing Program funds the development of affordable rental housing in Seattle using local funds such as the Seattle Housing Levy, federal funds, and other fund sources. In 2018 over $75 million was awarded to build and preserve 1,400 affordable homes in neighborhoods accross Seattle to support low-income working individuals and families and people who are experiencing homelessness.

Application Process

The links below describe how to apply for funding, starting with the application and moving through loan closing, construction and closeout. Before considering applying for funds, applicants should also review the Office of Housing's funding policies. 

  1. Funding Announcements, & Application
    Preparing projects for application, funding announcements, process, and application forms for multiple programs.

  2. Loan Closings
    Requirements for loan closings.

  3. Projects in Construction
    Wage rates, reporting, and other requirements during the construction process.

  4. Project Closing
    Wage rates documentation, closeout inspection with City staff and other requirements for final disbursement at project construction completion and occupancy.

Policies and Administrative Guidelines

Review policy documents governing the use of Office of Housing funding >

Income and Rent Limits

View applicable income and rent limits for the Rental Housing Program >


Maiko Winkler-Chin, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 5700, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94725, Seattle, WA , 98124-4725
Phone: (206) 684-0721
Fax: (206) 233-7117

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