The Washington State Housing Trust Fund

photo of young mother Stephanie Zuniga and her three children at Evergreen Visata, a Housing Trust Fund project

Since 1986, the Housing Trust Fund has awarded almost $1 billion in funding and helped build or preserve nearly 47,000 units of affordable housing statewide. Learn more in the Housing Trust Fund 30th Anniversary Report.

SUCCESS STORIES: Celebrating 30 years of building a Washington where everyone has a home

“It was a superb workshop. Really the BEST. Especially helpful was how well organized the agenda, the speakers and the truly welcoming way each representative encouraged questions. Whether new to the field or an old-hand at this work, I think everyone in the room felt at ease to ask questions and hear guidance.”

Anonymous – from Seattle workshop survey
Anonymous – from Seattle workshop survey

“I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished. I’m excited to make room for someone else here.”

Stephany Zuniga is a mother of five who found a path to success – not just an apartment. Public-private partnerships have helped the state Housing Trust Fund in the effort to build a Washington where everyone has a home.

Read more about Stephany’s story…

Stephany Zuniga at Evergreen Vista
Stephany Zuniga at Evergreen Vista

How does the Housing Trust Fund operate?

The Housing Trust Fund makes funds available for affordable housing projects through a competitive application process.

Who gets housing?

Housing Trust Fund dollars support a wide range of projects serving a diverse array of low-income populations. Projects can serve people with incomes up to 80% of Area Median Income, but the majority of projects funded to date serve households with special needs or incomes below 30% of Area Median Income, including homeless families, seniors, farmworkers, and people with developmental disabilities.  Special needs projects coordinate with state and local service providers, to ensure clients receive appropriate housing and services.

Is your organization or project eligible for Housing Trust Fund funding?

Chapter One, Section 105 of the Housing Trust Fund Handbook lists the kinds of organizations and activities that are eligible for Housing Trust Fund funding.

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Need Help?

Corina Grigoras
Managing Director
Corina.Grigoras@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-4134

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