Housing Developments: How your zip code affects your life expectancy

King County neighborhoods impacting life expectancy up to 18 years

“It’s not the fact that you’re living at a certain latitude or longitude, it’s all the other things associated with that neighborhood, like socioeconomic conditions, quality of housing, maybe education levels.” Huge disparities in life expectancies across Seattle neighborhoods are visualized in this new Seattle Times piece. For more on how housing conditions drive health outcomes in your city, check out HDC’s Housing & Health infographic series.

Other Developments…

  • HDC Members: Applications for Leadership Development Survey Course are open now through September 18th.  The seven-month course gives participants a broad overview of leadership principles and exposes participants to the varied roles of leaders in mission and value-driven organizations.

  • Proposed legislation could limit the number of short term rentals such as AirBnBs in Seattle.

  • The Yes on Prop 1 Campaign to renew the Vets, Seniors, and Human Services levy kicked off last week! Your organization can help by endorsing! Click here for an endorsement form and return it to our Government Relations & Policy Director by the end of the month.

  • Tenants in the new Cubix microhousing had to move out just a few days after moving in after the city building inspectors issued a stop order having not yet issued the appropriate permits.

  • Now that Fair Chance Housing is in effect, SCC Insight has a deepdive into the details and rationale of the policy.

  • Early move-out fees are hurting even higher income tech workers renting on the Eastside.

  • Average homevalues statewide are being driven up by soaring local King County markets.

  • Seattle Mayoral Candidate Forum: See the two candidates for Seattle mayor discuss growth, housing, and homelessess at a September 12th forum hosted by Solid Ground and the Seattle U Project on Family Homelessness and sponsored by HDC, SKCCH, and WLIHA Action Fund.

  • Weeks ago, the Stranger highlighed cost-burden among millennial renters, but as it turns out every generation of renters is cost-burdened.

  • Early bird registration is now open for our first ever Advocacy Intensive! This two-day training will build your capacity for systems change work by helping you understand mobilization and organizing, housing policy and the political process, and how to engage with electeds. Save $30 on registration now through September 18th.

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