Multifamily Housing Unit Newsletter – February 2024, Issue #2

Housing Investment Team Spotlight With the announcement of historic awards from the Housing Trust Fund, we wanted to take the time to highlight the leadership of the Housing Investment Team at the Multifamily Housing Unit (MHU). This brand-new team is now a unified group that designs and administers our funding rounds, provides technical assistance throughout the application process, and helps orient MHU’s funding towards racial equity, balance of investment to…

Commerce invests $312.6 million in affordable housing and homeownership opportunities for Washington residents with low incomes

Commerce invests $312.6 million in affordable housing and homeownership opportunities for Washington residents with low incomes

Historic funding to increase state’s affordable housing stock by 3,913 multifamily/rental units and new homes for low-income homebuyers OLYMPIA, WA — The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced historic investments totaling $312.6 million to address the urgent need for affordable housing in communities throughout Washington state. Lack of affordable housing and sufficient supportive housing options for vulnerable populations are top contributors to chronic homelessness. It is estimated that over…

Multifamily Housing Unit Newsletter – January 2024, Issue #1

Message from the Managing Director As we enter a new year, the Multifamily Housing Unit (MHU) is committed to connecting our team of housing experts to stakeholders and engaging in a process of continued learning from the communities in our state. As part of this engagement, we want to provide a monthly overview of the ways you can get involved with the state’s Housing Trust Fund (HTF). In the first…