Preparing Projects for Application

The Office of Housing's Rental Housing Program funds the development of affordable rental housing in Seattle using the Housing Levy Rental Preservation and Production Program funds, federal funds, and other fund sources. The steps below describe basic steps prior to application for Rental Housing Program funds.

Priority Review and Contact List (Updated August 2020)

Pre-application Meeting

Project sponsors must schedule a pre-application meeting with Office of Housing lending staff to determine eligibility prior to application. OH encourages pre-application meetings in the early stages of project development to allow for meaningful feedback and guidance in relation to OH funding requirements and priorities. Please contact Laurie Olson (info on right).

Consistency Certification

To be eligible for application, projects must receive a certification letter that deems the project consistent with the City of Seattle Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development. Applicants must complete a checklist and submit required materials at least 30 days in advance of the date when the certification is needed. Download the Consistency Certification Checklist >

Neighborhood Notification & Community Relations Guidelines

As part of being deemed consistent with the Consolidated Plan, projects must perform certain neighborhood notification and community outreach. The exact requirements are summarized in the Neighborhood Notification and Community Relations Guidelines. Neighbors within 500-feet must be notified of the proposed project as part of this process; to create a list, please visit the King County Parcel Viewer.