The City of Seattle is recruiting for a collaborative, innovative leader with a passion for creating affordable and inclusive communities to lead the Office of Housing(OH). As a visionary leader, the OH Director will lead the City’s efforts to increase opportunities for people of all incomes to live in our city. The Director must be a strong steward of City resources to increase permanently affordable housing for low-income individuals and families, must lead innovative strategies to build affordable housing throughout Seattle for all residents, and must help center strategies to combat and mitigate displacement. A successful candidate must show demonstrated leadership and a commitment to equity.
Over the past 37 years, OH has funded over 16,000 affordable rental homes with the Seattle Housing Levy and other local funds, and created nearly 6,000 affordable apartments through incentives. In addition, OH has helped over 1,050 homebuyers purchase their first homes with affordable City-funded loans and invested in 300 permanently affordable homeownership opportunities.
The mission of the Office of Housing (OH) is to build strong healthy communities and increase opportunities for people of all background and income levels to live in our city. To accomplish this mission, OH includes four program areas:
Multi-Family Production and Preservation;
Homeownership and Sustainability;
Policy and Program Development; and
Administration and Management.