Housing Developments: No special glasses required


This morning the contiguous US will be treated to our first total solar eclipse in almost 40 years. Here in King County, we’ll get a 92.2% eclipse, which is still an A as far as eclipses go. NASA will livestream the event for anyone who missed the boat on eclipse glasses, and at least you won’t need them to read this email.

Other Developments…

  • Don’t let your systems-change work be eclipsed by the day-to-day grind. Join us in October for a two-day advocacy intensive. Early bird registration is open now!

  • The Seattle City Council says criminal history should not overshadow access to housing. The Fair Chance Housing ordinance prohibits landlords from screening applicants based on their criminal history without a legitimate business reason.

  • A two-word change in Seattle’s building code could lead the sun to rise again for some housing developments in need of parking exemptions.

  • Issaquah’s development moratorium will continue to black out affordable housing development in the city through 2017. Meanwhile the city hopes to complete its Housing Strategy Plan in the fall.

  • East African Community members who have called Seattle home are moving to lower cost of living cities in South King County. A planned development aims to fight displacement and keep the community within the local orbit.

  • Will Cary Moon eclipse Jenny Durk-sun? See the two candidates for Seattle mayor discuss growth, housing, and homelessess at a September 12th forum hosted by Solid Ground and sponsored by HDC, Seattle U Project on Family Homelessness, and WLIHA Action Fund.

  • The Stranger didn’t mince words about the astronomical cost burden felt by local households.

  • More than 99% of homes in these Seattle-area zip code are worth more than a million.   Hint: One is home to the two richest people on the planet.

  • Upzone for Uptown? The neighborhood also known as Lower Queen Anne is next up for MHA consideration. City, Sound Transit, and Seattle Public Schools projects mean a cosmic shift for the area with or without the upzone.

  • HDC members: today is the last day to sign up for a Policy Advisory Group task force!  Don’t throw away your moon-shot to guide and implement our collective advocacy work.

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

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