Housing Developments: Haunted Edition
Who should receive our Advocate of the Year Award?
It’s high time we recognized the people who advocate for our movement and inspire others to take action for safe, healthy, and affordable homes for all. Nominate someone you know to receive our first ever Advocate of the Year Award by Nov 7th. Nominees must work for an HDC member organization.
- 8 days remain until Elections: The Times thinks the winner of the affordability questionwill win the race to be Seattle’s next mayor. Who has the best answer? Check out this helpful and beautiful infographic from Campion, Housing Alliance Action Fund, HDC, and SKCCH to decide for yourself.
- The Seattle Times began an exploration of homelessness with an article about bottlenecks, and another about the 65 people who died outside while experiencing homelessness this year.
- Seattle City Councilmembers passionately debated a ‘head tax’ to fund services for people experiencing homelessness.
- Timely Plug: King County Assessor John Wilson says there is enough underused publicly-owned land in Seattle to house 1,000 people experiencing homelessness each year. Now seems like as good a time as any to mention our HDC Member Learn @ Lunch on this topic with the Assessor’s office next week.
- Vashon Island’s proposed Community Service Area plan is moving towards full King County Council approval after a key change with to evaluation requirements with implications for affordable housing.
- Last minute event: The Highline Education Association is hosting a community forum called “Coming Together to Discuss Affordable Housing and Growth in Southwest King County” tonight.
- “Ending displacement requires a movement,” say Councilmembers Kshama Sawant and Kirsten Harris-Talley, Nick Licata, Nikkita Oliver, and a handful of other familiar names in an editorial for the South Seattle Emerald.
- An emergency zoning ordinance in the City of Sammamish is reducing the value of property for one non-profit seller, and leading to less dense development in the city generally.
- We’re banking on you to help pass Prop 1: The Vets, Seniors, and Human Services Levy by phonebanking with us!
- Unaffordable homes of the undead: This spooky house on the corner of 15th & Olive could be yours, if you’ve got $2.2 million to spend on a fixer-upper. If not, here are 16 other haunted locations around Seattle to explore.What did we miss? Email us with suggestions.
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