January 2018

Housing Developments: Counting, jamming, and building

As more people experience (and exit) homelessness, volunteers set out to enumerate the county-wide crisis All Home’s annual Count Us In event got a fair amount of press last week, though the new data won’t be available until the spring. The … read more.

HB 1797: Press the Issue! Letter writing campaign for affordable housing funding

Local governments know their affordable housing needs. HB 1797 gives them the tools to meet them. It’s time for us to press the issue: Send a letter to your local editor! HB 1797 is our best chance this session to … read more.

Housing Developments: $106.7 million

Your advocacy worked: the State legislature passed a capital budget, $106.7 million for the Housing Trust Fund WOO HOO! Late last Thursday night, the state Legislature finally came to an agreement and passed a capital budget with $106.7 million in the … read more.

Housing Developments: #shovelready

3,066 affordable homes in the balance as legislature mulls capital budget Tomorrow is the eighth day of the legislative session and it is a doozy. Why? Because it is also the deadline for housing developments expecting Housing Trust Fund dollars … read more.

Housing Developments: A civic Rorschach test

Ft. Lawton public hearing tomorrow, 1/9 The Stranger calls it a “civic Rorschach test.” Fenced-off, vacant, surplus public land in Magnolia could become the site of over 200 affordable homes, but only with support from Seattle neighbors. The Seattle Office of … read more.

Housing Developments: Stick a fork in 2017

We did a lot together in 2017. Thank you. Last year we passed the Vets, Seniors, and Human Services Levy, made room for affordable housing in more neighborhoods through inclusionary zoning, protected whole cities from source of income discrimination, and … read more.