Housing Developments: #HALAyes HALA-baloo

#HALAyes Celebration Tomorrow!

Join the Seattle For Everyone Coaltion in saying #HALA-lujah for the accomplishments of 2017! Festivities run from 5:30-7:30 pm at the South Lake Union Discovery Center. RSVP here.

A new reason to celebrate: OPCD released final MHA EIS and Zoning Maps last week! Seattleites had a lot to say, from the Times to Capitol Hill to …possibly the courts?  A few HDC members even have a project in the Central District MHA-ready! There’s plenty to talk about, we’ll keep you posted.

Other Developments…

  • Prop 1 passed! Many thanks to everyone who helped get out the vote, and voted themselves, to renew and expand the Vets, Seniors, and Human Services Levy.

  • Durkan & Dhingra drove it home on Election Day: Read about Mayor-Elect Durkan’s transition team and a prediction from over the mountains on what Senator-elect Dhingra’s victory means for a capital budget.

  • HOMES tax or head tax? Whatever you call it, Seattle City Council is still debating it.

  • Proposed federal budgets and the House GOP tax plan have serious implications for Affordable housing development. HDC submitted letters of concern to our electeds representing King County districts in DC this week, and our friends at WSHFC didn’t mince words, either.

  • Meanwhile, Representatives DelBene, Jayapal, and Smith introduced their Access to Affordable Housing Act, which is similar to Senator Cantwell’s bill introduced earlier this year.

  • Student homelessness increased in every neighborhood but one, according to a new report from ICPH. You can attend a webinar about this report on Wednesday.

  • An opportunity you’d be CRA-zy to miss: You can attend a Washington Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) roundtable hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco tomorrow.

  • Bellevue City Council is considering changes to Development Services permit fees.

  • Deadline to submit comment about ADUs & DADUs is Thursday. If you have thoughts on ADUs and DADUs, share them with the city by November 16th.

  • Kent is the 2nd-fastest growing city in the country, and HDC boardmember Ben Wolters got to talk to KING 5 about it.

  • RFP for Northgate Equitable TOD: Tell the county your $20 million dollar idea by December 21st. 

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