Housing Projects

Spring 2021 Affordable Housing Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) 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 2021 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HOME and CDMH funds, and includes descriptions of the funding amounts as may be available, the funding sources, the applicable policies (see Appendices below), application instructions, and the funding review processes and schedule.

2021 NOFA Overview and Appendices

HUD 2021 Updates to HOME Program Limits.

HUD has recently issued 2021 updates to certain HOME program limits.  Appendix A of the County’s Housing Capital NOFA Overview referenced certain 2021 program limits, which were the most current as of the date the NOFA was posted.

The new HUD HOME limits are provided for informational purposes.  Applications may use either the 2020 limits originally referenced in Appendix A, or the new 2021 HUD HOME program limits if they are published prior to the NOFA Application Due Date, as follows:



HUD’s 2021 HOME Maximum Income and Rent Limits referenced on p. 10 of Appendix A of the NOFA Overview have been updated with the 2021 limits, and can be used for this NOFA.



The HUD 2021 HOME Maximum Per Unit Subsidy Limits referenced on p. 3-4 of Appendix A of the NOFA Overview, have not yet been updated by HUD. The 2021 HUD Subsidy Limits for 2021 may be used when published for this projects responding to this NOFA.

Application Information

The Spring 2021 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 by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.  

  • Applicants must submit the NOFA Application directly to the County and are due by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, or earlier, to demonstrate that the application was submitted by the NOFA deadline. Applicants may alternately submit by US mail, Fed Ex, or UPS, etc., with a postmark or evidence of shipping by the Application Due Date.  Only complete applications received or postmarked by this date and time will be considered for available funds. (Make sure the electronic copy has all of the required attachments and is in the same order as the hard copy)
  • Only 1 original hard copy of the application needs to be submitted.
  • A complete electronic copy of the entire application and supporting materials as outlined in the NOFA must be included with the hard copy of the application submitted, on a USB drive or other media.

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 

Technical Assistance and Application Workshop

A Technical Assistance and Application Workshop will be held to answer questions related to this NOFA.

July 15, 2021   10:00 am – 12:30pm

Zoom Meeting


Spring 2021 NOFA Capital Multi-Family Rental Housing Projects – HOME or CDMH funds

  1. Spring 2021 Multi-Family Application Checklist and Instructions
  2. 2021 Multi-Family Combined Funders Application- (Required Word document)
  3. 2021 Multi-Family Combined Funders Application Forms- (Required Excel document)
  4. 2021 Snohomish County Multi-Family Rental Housing Addendum- (Required)
  5. Tenant Relocation Plan (If applicable)
  6. Environmental Review Supplement (Not required if requesting only CDMH funds.)
  7. 2021 CDMH Sales Tax Supplemental Application (if applicable)

Spring 2021 CHDO Certification and Operating Support

  1. CHDO Certification Application (select one):
  2. Attachment 1 - CHDO Staff Roster (MS Excel)
  3. Attachment 2 - CHDO Board Roster (MS Excel)
  4. Attachment 3 - CHDO Board Member Cert Low - Income Rep (MS Word)
  5. Attachment 4 - CHDO Board Member Cert  - Public Official or Employee (MS Word)
  6. Operation Support Application (MS Word)

Spring 2021 NOFA Relocation Plan Templates

  1. HOME Relocation Plan
  2. HOME Temporary Relocation Plan

Spring 2021 NOFA Environmental Supplement

  1. 2021 Application Environmental Supplement