Resources & Trainings
Resources and trainings to help navigate how to apply for funding to develop/rehabilitate/renovate/preserve multifamily rental or homeownership housing projects from the programs administered by the Multifamily Housing Unit.
Open funding availabilities and application materials are posted on the Applying to the Housing Trust Fund webpage.
- Applying to the Housing Trust Fund
- HOME Program
- National Housing Trust Fund Program
- Housing Preservation Program
- Operations and Maintenance Program
- Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard
- Policy Advisory Team
- Annual Reporting
- Housing Trust Fund Handbook (PDF)
- Property Management Resources
- Housing Trust Fund Reports
- Capacity Building, Outreach and Support Program (CBOS)
2024 Presentations & Public Input Sessions
HTF Handbook Review
Over the course of 2024, the Housing Trust Fund will be providing multiple opportunities to get oriented to and provide input on the updates to the HTF Handbook, as we engage in a multi-part chapter-by-chapter public review process.
The HTF team will provide an overview of the substantive changes made to this chapter and provide opportunities for engagement at the first in a series of public meetings.
Register now for the first public review meeting on February 20, 2024 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm via Zoom. You will receive an email with instructions on joining the meeting after registration.
Commerce is also accepting feedback and input on this revised HTF Handbook chapter via email. Contact HTFStakeholderCommunications@commerce.wa.gov with your input by March 8, 2023. Use the subject line “HTF Handbook: Chapter 1” with your email.
Register now for the second public review meeting on March 26, 2024 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm via Zoom. You will receive an email with instructions on joining the meeting after registration.
2023 New Award Overview
Commerce made a presentation on the $302m in state funding distributed in the 2023 Multifamily Rental and HOME & NHTF application rounds, representing a record commitment to construction of affordable housing in the State of Washington.
Questions & Answers
Housing Preservation Program NOFA #MHU-2023-04 Questions & Answers
Commerce Loan Management by the Multifamily Housing Unit FAQ
Questions & answers regarding loan management and deferred payments.
HTF Multifamily Rental NOFA #MHU-2023-02 Questions & Answers
HOME & NHTF NOFA #MHU-2023-03 Questions & Answers
2023 Application Workshop Trainings
In-person workshops run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with included lunch. Venue capacity is 100 persons each, on a first-come, first-served basis by registration time.
Spokane – July 11, 2023
The in-person workshop at Spokane Community College has completed.
Tumwater – Aug. 8, 2023
The in-person workshop at ASHHO Cultural Community Center has completed.
Virtual workshops will run on Zoom from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no limit to attendance, but registration is required at the links provided below.
Virtual Workshop #1 – July 13, 2023
Virtual Workshop #2 – Aug. 10, 2023
New Award Overview
2023 Application Technical Assistance
Combined Funders Application Walkthrough
An overview of the 2023 Combined Funders Application (“CFA”), which is required for most applications seeking capital funding from MHU:
2022 Application Workshop Trainings
Guidance on how to complete a 2022 application and the criteria used to evaluate applications for multifamily/rental housing projects seeking capital funding.
Rapid Capital Housing Acquisition
Questions & answers regarding the 2022 Rapid Capital Housing Acquisition NOFA:
Multifamily Rental Housing
Questions & answers regarding the 2022 Multifamily Rental Housing NOFA:
2021 Application Workshop Trainings
Guidance on how to complete a 2021 application and the criteria used to evaluate applications for homeownership housing projects seeking capital funding:
- Application Walk-Through – Homeownership (coming soon!)
- Application Review Process – Homeownership
Community Housing & Cottage Community Projects
Guidance on how to complete a 2021 application and the criteria used to evaluate applications for community housing and cottage community projects seeking capital funding:
- Application Walk-Through – Cottage Community Housing (utilizes multifamily/rental application)
- Application Review Process – Cottage Community Housing
Stay tuned for more!
More training videos will be published. Please check back often.