Housing Projects

Spring 2020 Affordable Housing Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Housing Applications Overview and Appendices

Snohomish County is making available HOME Investment Partnership funds and 1/10 of 1% Sales Tax Chemical Dependency and Mental Health (CDMH) funds for affordable housing.  The Overview provides an overall description of the Spring 2020 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HOME and CDMH funds, and includes descriptions of the funding amounts as may be available, the funding sources, the applicable policies (see Appendices below), application instructions, and the funding review processes and schedule.


2020 NOFA Overview and Appendices


HUD 2020 Updates to HOME Program Limits.

HUD has recently issued 2020 updates to certain HOME program limits.  Appendix A of the County’s Housing Capital NOFA Overview referenced certain 2019 program limits, which were the most current as of the date the NOFA was posted.


The new HUD HOME limits are provided for informational purposes.  Applications may use either the 2019 limits originally referenced in Appendix A, or the new 2020 HUD HOME program limits as follows:


2020 HOME INCOME AND RENT LIMITS:    

(UPDATED EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2020)

HUD’s 2019 HOME Maximum Income and Rent Limits referenced on p. 10 of Appendix A of the NOFA Overview have been updated with the 2020 limits, and can be used for this NOFA.


2020 HOME MAXIMUM PER UNIT SUBSIDY LIMITS:        

(UPDATED EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020; PUBLISHED JULY 13, 2020)


HUD’s 2019 HOME Maximum Per Unit Subsidy Limits referenced on p. 10-11 of Appendix A of the NOFA Overview have been updated with the 2020 limits, and can be used for this NOFA.

Application Information

The Spring 2020 NOFA Application has separate sections to better evaluate the proposal and funding request. More information on each type of application may be found in the relevant section. Applications are due by 4:00 pm on Monday, July 27, 2020.  


***Updated Information***


  • Applicants must submit the NOFA Application by US mail, Fed Ex, or UPS, etc., with a postmark or evidence of shipping with the date of Monday, July 27, 2020, or earlier, to demonstrate that the application was submitted by the NOFA deadline.
  • Only 1 original hard copy of the application needs to be submitted.
  • A complete electronic copy of the entire application and supporting materials as outlined in the NOFA must be included with the hard copy of the application submitted, on a USB drive or other media.


Snohomish County, along with other jurisdictions, is using the Combined Funders Application, which is a common application for multi-unit rental housing and homeownership development projects. In addition to the appropriate Combined Funders Application, the appropriate Snohomish County Addendum(s) must be submitted for each proposed project 



Technical Assistance and Application Workshop

The application workshop was held on June 16, 2020 at 10:00 am on a zoom call.

Spring 2020 NOFA Capital Multi-Family Rental Housing Projects – HOME or CDMH funds


  1. Spring 2020 Multi-Family Application Checklist and Instructions
  2. 2020 Multi-Family Combined Funders Application- (Required Word document)
  3. 2020 Multi-Family Combined Funders Application Forms- (Required Excel document)
  4. 2020 Snohomish County Multi-Family Rental Housing Addendum- (Required)
  5. Tenant Relocation Plan (If applicable)
  6. Environmental Review Supplement (Not required if requesting only CDMH funds.)
  7. 2020 CDMH Sales Tax Supplemental Application (if applicable)


Spring 2020 CHDO Certification and Operating Support

  1. CHDO Certification Application (select one):
  2. Attachment 1 - CHDO Staff Roster (MS Excel)
  3. Attachment 2 - CHDO Board Roster (MS Excel)
  4. Attachment 3 - CHDO Board Member Cert Low - Income Rep (MS Word)
  5. Attachment 4 - CHDO Board Member Cert  - Public Official or Employee (MS Word)
  6. Operation Support Application (MS Word)

Spring 2020 NOFA Relocation Plan Templates

  1. HOME Relocation Plan
  2. HOME Temporary Relocation Plan


Spring 2020 NOFA Environmental Supplement

  1. 2020 Application Environmental Supplement