Housing Developments: What the heck is housing stability? Asking for a friend.

It’s time to #voidSOID in Burien!

Email Council now and urge them to adopt source of income discrimination (SOID) protections.

Tonight the Burien City Council will hear a presentation on source of income discrimination (SOID) and explore drafting an ordinance that would protect Burien renters from experiencing this type of discrimination. We want Burien to join its South King County neighbors Auburn, Kent, Renton, and Tukwila in recognizing that SOID is a problem they can- and should- take action to stop.

Please join us in urging countil to act quickly to protect Burien renters and implement SOID protections without delay! Send an email now.

Other Developments…

  • Fair Chance Housing is on the agenda for tomorrow’s City of Seattle Civil Rights, Economic Development, and Arts Committee. Folks interested in learning more about Fair Chance Housing should know about this webinar on Wednesday hosted by WLIHA with The City of Seattle and SOCR.

  • Kirkland City Council voted to do some more research before they vote on increasing density at the Houghton- Everest Neighborhood Center.

  • Senator Cantwell is working on a “bi-partisan fix to the housing crisis.” Or at least part of the housing crisis.

  • VSHSL Transition Plan Input: If approved by voters in November, half of the dollars generated in the first year of Vets, Seniors, and Human Services levy will go to housing stability. What the heck is housing stability? Spend 5-10 minutes on this survey to help the County inform their definition.

  • A five percent increase in rent would push nearly 300 people into homelessness, a new Zillow report found.

  • Another Zillow report analyzed housing vouchers in 364 markets across the country and found that many, including our own, could make some improvements.

  • Bellevue is a tougher place to build than Seattle, according to a new list.

  • Sound Transit & The Seattle Office of Housing have published joint RFPs for ETOD at Roosevelt Station.

  • A recall effort of a city councilmember in Black Diamond is moving forward. The recall effort is taking place in light of contentious development in the city.

  • Helping Homeless Students: McKinney-Vento 101 Workshop on 8/22: SKCCH is hosting this free workshop featuring national expert Dr. Lenore Rubin and presenters from Columbia Legal Services and Schoolhouse WA. Register here.

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