Multi-Family Tax Exemption Program

The City of Seattle’s Office of Housing operates the Multi-Family Tax Exemption Program (MFTE), which provides a tax exemption to developers and owners of new multi-family buildings who set aside 20-25% of their units as income-and rent-restricted.

The Seattle Housing Authority partners with the Office of Housing and MFTE property managers in facilitating the program’s affirmative marketing requirements.

  • Property Managers can send their completed Special Outreach for Affirmative Marketing form to SHA via two weeks prior to general marketing activities and annually thereafter;
  • For new buildings, SHA’s Owner Liaison will reach out to set up time to discuss the HCV program and set up a pre-inspection of your units;
  • Housing Counselors will share information about your rentals with our voucher holders.

Questions regarding Affirmative Marketing requirements should be directed to Joy Hunt ( at 206-684-0262.