The Washington State Housing Trust Fund
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
“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.
“I have a really good support system with the folks here, the staff, people that visit here. It’s nice to have somebody to check on you and make sure you’re okay.
When I first got here, I had nothing…Now I have so much!”
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.
HTF News and Events
2017-2018 Stage 1 Applications Received REVISED 2/22/17 (PDF)
HTF 2016 Awards Announced
REPOSTED - HTF 2016 Health Homes Funding Availability (PDF)
Health Homes NOFA - Q&A (PDF)
Ultra High Energy Efficiency Funding Plan (PDF)
Rules and Laws