Take Action for Housing Affordability in Seattle

Action Items for Seattle Advocates:

Support a robust Vets, Seniors, & Human Services Levy: Email the King County Council

The King County Veterans and Human Services Levy (VHSL) has for over a decade funded critical health and housing services to our neighbors who need them most. Join us in voicing your support for a renewed and significantly expanded levy with a robust affordable housing component.

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Housing Gaps in Seattle

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

  • 27,481 homes affordable to households with incomes between 0-30% of Area Median Income (AMI)
  • 12,661 homes affordable to households with incomes between 30-50% of AMI
  • 7,125 homes affordable to households with incomes between 50-80% of AMI

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Health & Housing in Seattle

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

68% of Seattle households have a risk of lead exposure

3,481 Seattle households are overcrowded

6,354 Seattle households have inadequate plumbing or kitchen facilities

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