Redmond partners with several organizations to enable people to find and retain housing that meets their needs, whether transitional, rental, or ownership. Additional resources are available on the via the City's Human Services.
HousingSearchNW is a free resource to help users find a home anywhere in King County. Users can search using a variety of criteria, such as proximity to schools, and listings can be sorted by rent amount, ZIP Code, date available and other important factors. Property owners and managers can post apartments or homes for rent any time, which means that the list is always current. In addition to the website, those searching for housing can call the multilingual call center at 877-428-8844.
A Regional Coalition for Housing (ARCH) is a partnership of King County and 15 East King County cities who have joined together to assist with preserving and increasing the supply of housing for low- and moderate-income households in the region. They also administer the City's Housing Trust Fund which helps provide funding assistance to local non-profit housing providers, for preservation and construction of affordable housing throughout Redmond and East King County.
ARCH maintains lists of both rental and ownership homes that are available to moderate income households (those earning 80% or less of the King County Median Income). For more information, contact ARCH at 425-861-3677.
Home Buying Assistance Program
Having enough money to buy a home can be a big obstacle. The City of Redmond and other King County ARCH cities have partnered with the Washington State Housing Finance Commission to offer the ARCH East King County Down Payment Assistance Loan Program to make owning your own home or condominium easier for East King County home buyers.
More information on this program, Commission sponsored homebuyer education seminars, and a listing of loan officers who have experience with these loans, is available on the Commission's website or by phone at 206-464-7139. Visit the ARCH website to learn more about its homebuyer program.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Seattle-King County is acclaimed for their sweat-equity programs. Contact their offices at 206-453-2950 for qualifying information.
- A Regional Coalition for Housing (ARCH) is a local organization dedicated to increasing the supply of housing for low- and moderate-income families on the Eastside including Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs).
- City of Redmond Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) Handout.
- Washington Homeownership Resource Center is a statewide nonprofit connecting those in search of ownership housing opportunities with the resources they need to achieve it.
- Washington State Housing Finance Commission is a statewide self-sustaining agency whose mission is to expand the availability of housing and community services to Washington residents.
- The King County Housing Repair Program provides 0% interest loans and grants for a variety of home and rental property repairs and improvements. Funds are available to qualifying households for rental rehabilitation, handicap access modification, and improvements in safety and energy efficiency. For more information or to apply for these programs, call 206-263-9095.