Housing Projects

Spring 2017 Affordable Housing Notice of Funding Availability Housing Applications Overview and Appendices

Snohomish County is making available HOME Investment Partnership funds and 1/10 of 1% Sales Tax Chemical Dependency and Mental Health (CDMH) funds for affordable housing.  The Overview provides an overall description of the Spring 2017 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HOME and CDMH funds, and includes descriptions of the funding amounts available, the funding sources, the applicable policies (see Appendices below), application instructions, and the funding review processes and schedule.

Technical Assistance and Application Workshop 


An application workshop was held on Monday, April 17, 2017 for housing projects requesting HOME and CDMH funds.  Questions and Answers have been updated as of June 12, 2017.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

2017 HUD INCOME LIMITS PUBLISHED:
Please be advised that HUD published income limits for fiscal year 2017 which are effective as of
April 14, 2017. You will find market-specific limits now in effect at:
https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/il.html.

*NEW* More detailed 2017 Rent and Income Limits, included more delineated AMI levels have been generated by the Washington State Department of Commerce.

APPLICATION INFORMATION


The Spring 2017 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. Applications are due Wednesday May 31, 2017 by 4:00 pm.

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

*NEW UPDATE*

Snohomish County is extending the application period only for applications for acquisition and/or rehabilitation of single family homes used as rental unitsThe new due date is June 26, 2017. Applications must be received by 4:00 P.M. and delivered according to all other guidance in the funding notice instructions.  Late applications will not be considered.

Please be advised that the County is waiting for guidance from HUD Headquarters for interpreting the reference 92.252 related to 92.254.  This only affects the applications for single family homes being purchased and/or rehabilitated with HOME funds, where the intent is to rent the housing to tenants.  Please be further advised that should HUD provide an interpretation that is consistent with the current County requirements in the funding notice, any applications recommended for funding will be required to comply to receive funding.  Additionally, applicants recommended for funding will be required to comply with any other guidance HUD provides as well as the County’s HOME policies.

Please note that this extension does not apply to applications for any other types of projects under the current 2017 HOME and Chemical Dependency Sales Tax Funding Notice which still must be received by 4:00 P.M. on May 31, 2017 and delivered according to the funding notice instructions.  Late applications will not be considered.

Please contact Felicia Medlen or 425.388.7454 if you have questions.

Capital Multi-unit Rental Housing Projects – HOME or CDMH funds


  1. Application Checklist and Instructions (Word, 60 KB)
  2. Combined Funders Application- Multi-Family Sections (Word, 358 KB)
  3. Combined Funders Application – Multi-Family Forms - (Excel, 377 KB)
  4. *New* Combined Funders Application - Multi-Family Forms - Two Sites - (Excel, 397 MB)
  5. Snohomish County Multi-unit Rental Housing Addendum (Word 38 KB)
  6. Environmental Review Supplement (Word, 51 KB) (Not required for CDMH funds)
  7. Relocation Plan Template (if applicable) (PDF, 77 KB)
  8. Temporary Relocation Plan Template (if applicable) (PDF, 118 KB)
  9. CDMH Sales Tax Supplemental Application (if applicable) (Word, 42 KB)
  10. 9% LIHTC Allocation Criteria Scoring Worksheet (Excel, 35 KB)
  11. 4% LIHTC Bond Program Scoring Worksheet (Excel, 47 KB) 

Homeownership Development Projects – HOME funds only


  1. Application Checklist and Instructions (Word, 55 KB)
  2. Combined Funders Application - Homeownership Sections (Word, 519 KB)
  3. Combined Funders Application – Homeownership Forms - (Excel, 165 KB)
  4. Snohomish County Homeownership Development Addendum (Word 35 KB)
  5. Environmental Review Supplement - (Word, 51 KB) 
  6. Relocation Plan Template (if applicable) (PDF, 77 KB)
  7. Temporary Relocation Plan Template (if applicable) (PDF, 47 KB)