OBJECTIVE & PURPOSE


HDC’s vision is that every person has a safe, healthy, and affordable home within a community of opportunity. Affordable Housing Week is a time to think creatively about affordable housing strategies for our communities, make a plan to engage, and celebrate the progress we’ve made. 

Whether you are a city official or an advocate, Affordable Housing Week is your opportunity to get involved. Join us to learn more about the needs and talk about what potential solutions could look like in your community- from inclusionary zoning to tenant protections to new funding sources.

Be there May 15th-22nd, 2017.

BACKGROUND

Affordable Housing Week 2016 was a huge success- over 200 people participated in AHW events and 20 cities adopted formal “Affordable Housing Week” proclamations!

We look forward to making 2017 even better. This year’s events will be taking place May 15-22.  If your city or organization would like to participate by making a proclamation or hosting an event, please contact nicki@housingconsortium.org

WAYS TO ENGAGE

  • Ask your City Council to issue an Affordable Housing Week Proclamation
  • Write an op-ed to your local paper
  • Hold a one-on-one meeting with your elected representatives
  • Attend an Affordable Housing Week event
  • Support Affordable Housing Week on social media with #Homes4AllKC

THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 SPONSORS & PARTNERS

Sponsors

Partners

AHW 2017 THEME SONG COMPETITION

We’re accepting submissions for this year’s Affordable Housing Week Theme Song! Last year’s downright- inspirational Tiny Desk Concert (below) set the bar pretty high, but we bet you can top it. Submit your own theme song to sara@housingconsortium.org or via Facebook or Twitter, by April 30th for a shot at fame and fortune.*

*Actual rewards may vary.

RESOURCES

Affordable Housing Week 2016 Social Media

Under One Roof: Analysis of City-Level Affordable Housing Commitments & Actions in King County

King County Housing Data

HDC’s Local Policy Toolkit

Homelessness & Housing Toolkit for Cities by the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) and the Municipal Research & Services Center (MRSC)