Housing Projects

2016 / 2017 Housing Applications

Eligible housing activities must be consistent with the strategies and objectives identified in the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan.

Applications must be delivered to our office or received by mail by 4:00 pm on Monday, June 13, 2016. For additional submittal details (mailing/in-person address, etc.), please see instructions within the application packet(s) below.

An application workshop will be held Wednesday, April 13 at 10:15 am - 12:30 pm at Snohomish County's Robert J. Drewel Building (Administration Building East), 6th floor, Conference Room 6A04, 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett WA 98201. 

Housing Application Updates

(May 19, 2016)


  • Please note that most of the limits provided in March in the Appendix A of this NOFA have been updated and revised as follows:
    • HUD has provided updated HOME rent and income limits, effective as of June 6, 2016. The new limits should replace the limits provided in Appendix A. For Snohomish County rent and income limits use the Seattle-Bellevue, WA HUD Metro FMR Area limits. Use links below to view the new details:
    • The new 2016 Rent and Income Limits calculated by the Department of Commerce provides more detailed AMI and Rent category breakdowns
    • Additional information on rent and income limits for projects with Tax Credits can be found at http://www.wshfc.org/limits/Map.aspx
    • The Maximum Purchase Price or After Rehab Value limits, have been updated by HUD effective on May 2, 2016. The Maximum Purchase Price or After Rehab Value single family limits are now $342,000 for existing homes, and the Maximum Purchase Price or After Rehab Value single family limits is also $342,000 for new homes.
    • The HOME maximum per-unit subsidy amounts provided in Appendix A have not yet been updated or revised.
  • On page one and throughout the NOFA, the eligible housing type is referred to as multi-unit rental housing projects. This is changed to multi-household rental housing projects for clarification. On page three of the NOFA it specifically says that “Conversion of an existing structure to Multi-household Affordable Housing” is an eligible project type. So even if your organization is purchasing one single-family home to renovate it into a multi-household rental project, that project is eligible to apply this round. The County will consider single-family homes as one unit each, with x-bedrooms each. Each household will occupy a bedroom. If a single-family home is purchased, it is subject to the Maximum Purchase Price or After Rehab Value limits, which were updated on May 2, 2016. See the link above.
  • HUD has recently published guidance on How to Establish Utility Allowances for HOME-Assisted Rental Units. These new utility allowance methodologies will apply to HOME-funded projects committed (executed loan agreement) on or after August 23, 2013.

Program Year 2016 and 2017 Housing Applications for HOME Investment Partnership Funds Overview and Appendices
The Overview (below) provides an overall description of the PY2016 and PY2017 NOFA for HOME funds, and includes descriptions of the funding amounts available, the funding sources and the applicable policies (see Appendices), as well as application instructions and the funding review processes and schedule. Applicants for HOME funds should review the PY2016/17 Housing Applications Overview before completing this application for relevant program information and applicable policies regarding Snohomish County funds.

The Project Year 2016 and Project Year 2017 Housing NOFA Application has separate sections to better evaluate the proposal and funding request. More information on each type of application may be found in the relevant section.

Snohomish County, along with other jurisdictions, is using the 2015 Combined Funders Application, which is a common application for multi-unit rental housing projects. In addition to the appropriate Combined Funders Application, the appropriate Snohomish County Addendum(s) must be submitted for each proposed project.