Annual Reporting

The Housing Trust Fund (HTF) and HOME programs require an annual report for each multifamily or homeownership project under contract. The report documents each project’s performance during the previous calendar year. To learn more about how HTF reviews reports and monitors contractors, please refer to Chapter 5 of the HTF Handbook (PDF).

How are Annual Reports Submitted?

Multifamily projects report through the Web-Based Annual Reporting System (WBARS). Homeownership projects submit annual reports directly to the Washington State Department of Commerce at

When are Annual Reports due?

For multifamily projects reporting in WBARS:

  • WBARS Tables 1, 2 and 3 for calendar year 2019 are due by Jan. 31, 2020.
  • WBARS Table 4 for calendar year 2019 is due by June 30, 2020.

For shelters, seasonal farmworker housing, and other projects using an “alternate” report format in WBARS:

  • WBARS Alternate Tables 2 and 3 for calendar year 2019 are due by January 31, 2020.
  • WBARS Table 4 for calendar year 2019 is due by June 30, 2020.
  • Table 1 is not required.
  • Note that projects with multiple sites may have multiple report formats.

For homeownership projects:

  • Annual reports for calendar year 2020 are due by December 15, 2021.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Effective from the 2020 reporting year, all annual reporting is now done through WBARS.

For WBARS Users

For information, instructions, and WBARS training opportunities, refer to the Washington State Housing Finance Commission’s WBARS webpage. A User Guide is also available.

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Backup documentation is required. Please refer to the Matrix of Supplemental Annual Report Materials (PDF) to see what documents are required by the state Housing Trust Fund. Email Commerce-required supplemental materials directly to

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