Affordable Housing Trust Fund Operating & Maintenance

Program Years 2023-2027 AHTF O&M Application

Snohomish County announces the availability of Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) dollars for the Operating & Maintenance (O & M) of Emergency Shelter and Low-Income Rental Housing projects.   The funding available is currently estimated to be $400,000 for each year.

The AHTF was established by the Snohomish County Council through Ordinance 02-065, adding a new Chapter 67 to Title 4 SCC. The funds are authorized by RCW 36.22.179 which requires county auditors to collect a $10 surcharge on certain document recordings. A portion of the funds are to be returned to the State Treasurer to be deposited in the Affordable Housing for All Account created under RCW 43.185C.190. The remaining funds are to be retained by the County and must be used for eligible housing activities.


This application process begins a five-year application cycle starting in the 2023 program year, July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2027. Agencies awarded funds under this application will be eligible to submit an abbreviated application for program years 2024 through 2027. Renewal projects will be evaluated on performance and continuing need in the community. Projects will receive renewal awards based on the availability of funds.

Pre-Application Workshop

A pre-application workshop was held on Wednesday, October 19, 2022  3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on zoom. The following documents are available:

Application Deadline

The application deadline is Friday, November 4, 2022, no later than 4 p.m. (regardless of the manner submitted). No applications will be accepted after this deadline. Electronic copies should be submitted to OCHS Application. If unable to submit electronically, signed project proposals maybe delivered in-person or mailed. Mailed applications must be posted in time to be received by the deadline.

For additional information please email Debbi Trosvig at or call at 425-388-7116.

ADA Notice

The county strives to provide access to all members of the public. Please email Debbi Trosvig at or call at 425-388-7116, TTY 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384 (voice) or 1-800-388-6388 (text).