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Housing & Community Development Program

Department of Community and Human Services
Division: Community Services Division

Chinook Building
401 Fifth Ave., Suite 510
Seattle, WA 98104

Greg Ferland,  Division Director
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Phone: 206-263-9062
Fax: 206-296-0156
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Department: Community and Human Services
Adrienne Quinn, Director

Housing and Community Development

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Welcome to the web site of the King County Housing and Community Development Program (HCD).

HCD's mission is threefold: (1) to create and preserve decent affordable housing; (2) to end homelessness; and (3) to make capital investments which improve the viability, livability, and economic stability of King County's communities, particularly low- and moderate-income communities outside the city of Seattle. Much of HCD's work is accomplished through our valuable partnerships with the community, such as non-profit organizations, public housing authorities, and suburban cities.

Within HCD, there are five sections that have specific roles in helping to accomplish the mission:

  1. The Housing Repair Program provides interest-free loan and emergency grant services directly to low- and moderate-income home owners in King County, outside the city of Seattle, to repair their homes and help preserve our region's stock of affordable housing. This program also provides grants to individual low-income renters with a disability to help make their housing more accessible.
  1. The Housing Finance Program funds the development of housing that is affordable to low-income and special needs households. Funds are provided to non-profit housing development organizations and public housing authorities in King County. If funds are available, the Housing Finance Program may also provide rental rehabilitation funds to private investor owners of rental housing, provided that they already own the housing units and agree to keep the housing affordable and in good condition in the future.
  1. The Homeless Housing Program funds organizations that provide homeless prevention services, emergency and transitional housing services, and permanent supportive housing for previously homeless households.
  1. The Affordable Housing Planning and Development Section prepares a variety of housing plans or strategies, including all federally-required housing plans as well as specific housing plans for special populations, such as people with developmental disabilities. This section also implements the County's development incentives programs, which are designed to encourage private developers to include affordable housing in their developments.
  1. The Community Development Program makes investments in our communities, such as improvements in community facilities that provide services, and public infrastructure projects, such as sewer and water quality improvement projects. This section also provides limited funding for selected human services programs. The goal of this section is to improve the quality of life for very low- to moderate-income residents of King County, outside the city of Seattle. This section coordinates closely with King County's Business Revitalization and Economic Development Office to help fund certain economic development activities.

Quick Links

Current Income, Rent and Affordability Tables

Joint Recommendations Committee

King County Consortium Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan for 2010-2014 as amended.

HousingSearchNW.org is a new web-based rental housing locator for King County. It is sponsored by Seattle, King County, the Public Housing Authorities, and the Rental Housing Association. It is free to both landlords and tenants. It is now available for tenant searches as well as property listings. Please try this great new resource.

win211.org/ is a resource for families and individuals for health and human service information and referrals and other assistance to meet their needs. 

The DCHS Disaster Planning, Response and Resources webpage is now available to provide easy access to a wide variety of information useful when a disaster has occurred or to help individuals and households be prepared for a disaster.   It provides links to current conditions, emergency preparation, social services, shelter, damage assessment, housing, and home repair resources.

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What's New

2014 Housing Capital RFP Applicant List is available.

Updated Income and Rent Table See Affordability Tables for more information.

The Strategic Plan  portion of the Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan is available for review and comment.

Public Meetings for the 2015-2019 Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan. Learn how you can get involved.

The RFP process for the 2014 Rapid Rehousing, Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing RFP and the 2014 Operating Support, Rental Assistance and Supportive Services (ORS) RFP has changed for 2014!

The HCD Housing Finance Program Affordable Housing Capital RFP is available on the Procurement web page beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 17, 2014.  For more information and a link to the Procurement page, click here.

The 2014 Combined Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Homeless Housing is now available.

2013 WBARS Combined Annual Funders Reporting Materials are now available.

The 2014 King County Consortium Action Plan  as submitted to HUD is now available.

Final 2013 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for Review.

The Recommended Rank Order for the 2013 Seattle-King County application for HUD Continuum of Care Dollars (“McKinney”) was approved by the Committee to End Homelessness Funders Group on 1/6/2014, and presented to grantees at a community meeting on 1/15/14.