Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) 2060 Funds

Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) 2060 Funds are provided to the City of Everett from Snohomish County through an Interlocal Agreement. The Snohomish County Auditor collects a surcharge of $10.00 on all instruments, except assignments or substitutions of previously recorded deeds of trust, recorded within the county. Enacted by Ordinance 02.065, the Snohomish County Council created the Affordable Housing Trust Fund to provide additional funding resources for building operation and maintenance activities for housing projects affordable to very low-income people as well as to assist in development and preservation of affordable low-income housing. Washington State Laws of 2002, Chapter 294 §2 requires the Affordable Housing Trust Fund to be allocated according to an interlocal agreement between the county and the cities and towns within the county, consistent with countywide and local housing needs and policies. 

  1. 2023 Program Year
  2. 2022 Program Year
  3. Eligible Projects
  4. Program Year

The City of Everett expects to receive funding for the 2023 Program Year to benefit low and moderate income households. The estimated amounts by funding source are: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) - $850,000; HOME Program - $400,000; AHTF/2060 Funds - $140,000. The City also has unallocated funds from prior program years of approximately $480,000 of CDBG Non-Public Service funds and $11,510 of AHTF/2060 funds to be re-allocated in the 2023 Program Year.

A public hearing and meeting of the City of Everett’s Citizens Advisory Committee was held on November 15, 2022. The Committee recommended that the City Council approve the programs on this link to receive funding: 

Federal and State Award Allocation Recommendations. 

In early winter 2023, the Everett City Council will be briefed on a Resolution regarding the 2023 Federal and State award recommendations followed by action on the Resolution at a subsequent council meeting.

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Community priority needs for the 2023 Program Year were determined by the Citizens Advisory Committee at a public hearing on August 16, 2022. A list of needs is below. 

Community priority needs set priorities for Community Development funding awards for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, HOME Program funds, 2060 Affordable Housing Trust Funds (AHTF), and Human Needs funds. 

2023 Community Priority Needs

  • Housing
    • Rehabilitation of existing units: homeowners and renters
    • Rental Assistance and Utility Assistance
    • Homebuyer Assistance
    • Creation of new units
  • Homelessness
    • Operational Support
    • Adding shelter beds and assisted bed placement
  • Public Facilities
  • Public Services
    • Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Prevention/Support
  • Public Infrastructure
    • Sidewalk Improvements
  • Economic Development
    • Façade and/or Building Rehabilitation

The City of Everett is an equal housing opportunity agency. The City will, upon request, provide translation for non-English speaking and hearing impaired residents. The City strives to accommodate individuals with disabilities, please contact Vicki Dorway at (425) 257-7185 or email vdorway@everettwa.gov as soon as possible if special accommodations are needed.