Housing Developments: Homeless in the shadow of the Magic Kingdom

Join us Thursday for “probably the best movie you’ll see this year”

The Gates Foundation and A24 Films (the firm who brought us last year’s Best Picture winner ‘Moonlight’) have partnered with HDC, WLIHA, and The Seattle University Project on Family Homelessness to host a special screening of ‘The Florida Project.’ Join us this Thursday, 10/19 at AMC Pacific Place for cocktails at 5, film screening at 6, and a Q&A with director Sean Baker immediately following. The event is free, but space is very limited and registration is required.  Get on the list by RSVPing today to [email protected]

Other Developments…

  • Africatown and Capitol Hill Housing will bring 130 affordable homes in Midtown Center redevelopment, and some possible home ownership opportunities.
  • Redevelopment of the Washington State Convention Center will involve a $29 million contribution to affordable housing in Seattle
  • All the cool kids are endorsing the Vets, Seniors, and Human Services levy! The Stranger endorsed last week, joining with The Seattle Times, and basically everyone else. Join the party, come phonebank with us!
  • Micro-housing is coming to Othello, with some renting at $500-600.
  • The proposed Eastgate Men’s Shelter, which would be co-located with permanent supportive housing, has become a wedge issue in Bellevue’s local elections.
  • A new 24-story building in the U-District will be the first up under Mandatory Housing Affordability. The developer opted to pay a fee-in-lieu, which the Seattle Office of Housing can leverage against other sources.
  • Non-profit developers of affordable housing can qualify for incentives on Vashon, pending the adoption of area’s Community Service Area Plan.
  • Today is the first day of HDC’s two-day Advocacy Intensive! Follow along on Twitter.
  • A family of four needs $76,000 to get by… and just barely. The new Self Sufficiency Standard is out, and it doesn’t include so much as a spare slice of pizza.
  • Rep. Joan McBride (48th) was honored by the WSHFC as a Friend of Housing, along with HDC members SMR Architects, board member Dianne Wasson, and Executive Director Marty Kooistra. Congratulations all!
  • Mayor Burgess signed Uptown’s upzone into law last Wednesday.
  • The City of Seattle seeks input on ADUs and DADUs. Interesting fact: less than a tenth of a percent of eligble single-family zoned parcels have or are building ADUs.What did we miss? Email us with suggestions.