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2024-25 University Housing Assistant Program (UHAP)

Through a partnership between the University of Washington (UW) and the Washington State Housing Finance Commission, a select number of newly hired tenure-track assistant professors and early career tenured/tenure-track associate professors may qualify for assistance with their down payment when buying a home.

This program—called the University Housing Assistance Program or UHAP—is intended to support UW recruitment and retention efforts. Program participants are nominated by their dean/chancellor and selected by the provost. Through a second-mortgage loan, eligible borrowers can receive up to 10% of the home’s sale price (or $90,000, whichever is less) which reduces the amount of cash needed for a down payment.

For more information, including eligibility criteria, please contact your current or prospective dean’s/chancellor’s office.


CUCAC Meeting Schedule Change

As determined at the last City-University Community Advisory Committee (CUCAC) meeting, the frequency of CUCAC meetings is likely changing to every other month. Meetings will remain on the second Tuesday evening of the month, unless determined in advance by the CUCAC City of Seattle and University of Washington staff leads.

The next CUCAC meeting will occur on November 14, 2023. There is no meeting on October 10.

Currently, the revised schedule is as follows:

November 14, 2023
January 9, 2024
March 12, 2024
May 14, 2024
June 11, 2024 (tentative)

Stay tuned for additional updates.

CUCAC Meeting, September 2023

City of Seattle/University of Washington Citizen Advisory Committee (CUCAC) Meeting

Provided here is notification that the CUCAC will hold its next meeting on September 12.

Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location (In-person): UW Tower
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, 22nd Floor Boardroom
Seattle, WA 98105

NOTE: Upon arrival, all visitors must check in at the UW Tower security desk in the ground-floor lobby.

Virtual Option: Webex Link
Dial-in/Access Code
: 1-206-207-1700 / 2492 419 6345

Meeting materials:

Also, attached, please find a “Joining A WebEx Event for External Users” and “Joining A WebEx for Mobile App” for your reference.

CUCAC Tour, July 10, 2023

The City of Seattle/University of Washington Citizen Advisory Committee (CUCAC) will be touring University of Washington north campus housing facilities in place of the normal July meeting. There is no virtual option.

CUCAC members: If you plan to attend this in-person walking tour, please meet in front of Willow Hall by 5:55 PM. The tour will begin at 6:00 PM and conclude at 7:30 PM.

Date: Monday, July 10, 2023
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Meeting point (In-person):
UW Campus – Willow Hall
4294 Little Canoe Channel NE
Seattle, WA 98195

Parking information will be shared later via email with CUCAC members.