Take Action for Housing Affordability in Burien

Action Items for Burien Advocates:

#voidSOID in Burien: Urge Council to end Source of Income Discrimination

August 7th, 2017

Burien City Council is exploring the possibility of an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on source of income. We want them to join their South King County neighbors Auburn, Kent, Renton, and Tukwila in recognizing that source of income discrimination (SOID) is a problem that they can- and should- take action to stop. Please join us in urging Council to act quickly to protect Burien renters and implement SOID protections without delay!


Vote YES for the Vets, Seniors, and Human Services Levy this November

The King County Veterans and Human Services Levy (VHSL) has for over a decade funded critical  housing and health services for our neighbors who need them most. This year, the expanded levy includes support for a growing population- older adults.

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Housing Gaps in Burien

To meet the county-wide proportional need for affordable homes in 2030, Burien needs:

  • 1,587 homes affordable to households with incomes between 0-30% of Area Median Income (AMI)




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Health & Housing in Burien

About 4 in 10 households in Burien are housing cost-burdened

47% of Burien households have a risk of lead exposure

1,103 Burien households are over-crowded

180 Burien households have inadequate plumbing or kitchen facilities


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Burien’s Housing Snapshot:

Burien’s housing profile and policy commitments from Under One Roof: City Level Affordable Housing Commitments & Actions

HDC thanks Evans School graduates Alexander Casey, Alena Marshak, Rose Rubel, and Xinwei Wang for their dedication and the thorough research that went into this project.

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