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Announcement Date: March 25, 2019

The Displaced Tenants Fund for Housing Justice and Affordability is now accepting applications for the 2019 grant cycle!

The Displaced Tenants Fund, a donor advised fund of Social Justice Fund NW, seeks to increase high quality, affordable, accessible, environmentally sustainable, and community-controlled housing for low-income tenants in the city of Seattle.

Proposals are invited from community-led efforts to create and maintain affordable housing as well as groups developing strategies for community-control of land and housing that are in line with the fund’s values and six key result areas: Affordability, Community Ownership, Tenant Enfranchisement, Disability Justice, Housing for People who are Houseless, and Environmental Justice.

Grant Types: There are three grant categories. Applicants can submit up to one proposal per category. The maximum that any one applicant can receive is $1 million.

  1. Capital level funding for affordable housing development projects that are in the land acquisition or construction phase (Up to $1 million can be requested)
  2. Capital level funding for maintenance or rehabilitation of existing affordable housing projects (Up to $500,000 can be requested)
  3. Capacity level funding for pre-development of community-led strategies that strengthen community ownership over land and housing (Up to $250,000 can be requested)

Duration: Selected finalists will be notified in June. Finalist site visits will be in July. All applicants will be notified in August and grants will be distributed in September-October 2019. Grant funding must be used by December 2021.

Please Download the RFP and Application for more detailed information about the eligibility criteria and how to apply for this grant.

Information Sessions for prospective grantees will be hosted via webinar on April 3 and April 9. Click here to RSVP. Please direct any specific questions about the grant to Yasmeen Perez, Fund Consultant at It is strongly advised to reach out before May 1st with questions and/or requests to schedule a 15 min call. Capacity to respond to inquiries May 6-9th will be extremely limited.

DEADLINE: The application deadline is May 10, 2019, at 5 pm.

Please note that the application process for the Displaced Tenants Fund is different than SJF’s Giving Project grants. Please carefully read the information on the RFP and the application instructions before applying.

Tenants Fund RFP Application 2019

Application Attachment Templates

Watch Tenants Fund Informational Webinar