Housing Developments: Things that shouldn’t need to be said

Tax Reform Conference Committee begins work this week

Affordable housing advocates haven’t had a moment to rest this year, and it doesn’t look like there will be a break in the action just yet. The National Low Income Housing Coaltion put out a call today for advocates to:

More info and talking points at our tax reform hub and @HDC_SeaKC.

Other Developments…

  • With a median rent of $1,448, Seattle is the fifth most expensive big city in the United States. Here’s what you can rent for that. 

  • New folks moving to Seattle out-number new apartments going up by a 7:1 ratio, finds Erica C. Barnett of The C is for Crank. The same is true for King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties.

  • ‘Moore’ protections for renters? Crosscut went to the Moore Apartments in Capitol Hill and dove into Councilmember Sawant’s proposed legislation aimed at reducing economic evictions.

  • The Kirkland Housing Strategy Advisory Group hosted a packed house workshop on the city’s draft Housing Strategy Plan last weekend.

  • A new Community Service Area plan passed by the King County Council last week intends to bring more affordable housing to Vashon-Maury Island.

  • The clock is ticking for a Seattle task force to find revenue for homelessness services

  • A non-profit senior housing facility in Redmond is looking to expand. Emerald Heights got help from density bonuses, but is facing resistance from some neighbors.

  • Seattle: Ask not what your Design Review Board can do for you, ask what you can do for your Design Review Board. Bring your knowledge to the table and apply by December 15th.

  • In Issaquah, where a councilmember-elect is moving out of the city due to lack of affordable housing, a plan emerges for 176 affordable homes near the transit center

  • Count Us In, All Home’s annual census of people experiencing homelessness, is now accepting volunteers. The count will take place in the early morning hours of Friday, January 26th. 

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