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 so much more. 

None of those great things would have happened without you. Thank you for staying engaged, taking action, and contributing to the movement for safe, healthy, and affordable homes for all. We can’t wait to keep advocating with you in 2018.

Other Developments…

  • King County seeks your input on how to implement the Vets, Seniors, and Human Services Levy! Attend a feedback session in Bothell, Auburn, Issaquah, or Seattle. Details and registration here.

  • Seattle is entering the third year of its declared homelessness emergency with a rising death toll, but a new strategy.

  • National Development Council Training Opportunity for HDC Members: Through a partnership with the NDC, HDC members are entitled to a 27% discount on select NDC trainings. Details and registration here

  • Fort Lawton Update: Fenced-off, vacant, surplus public land in Magnolia could become affordable homes, but only with support from Seattle neighbors. The Seattle Office of Housing is accepting public comments on the draft Environmental Impact Statement and an open house is scheduled for Tuesday, January 9th. Affordable housing advocates, are you ready? Submit a comment and RSVP here.

  • HDC Members: Register now for a Racial Equity Toolkit Workshops on Friday, Jan 12th! Learn why the racial equity lens is critical to your work, complete a self-assessment, commit to action steps identified in the toolkit, and more. Join us in-person or virtually for one of two sessions offered.

  • Imagine Housing broke ground on 63 new affordable homes for families at 30Bellevue! Here’s a story on this fantastic development, which broke ground on the 12th.

  • 176 affordable homes are coming to Issaquah! The transit-oriented development will leverage the multi-family tax exemption.

  • The Kent City Council denied a request from Federal Way Public Schools to increase impact fees in 2018.

  • Crosscut talked to local non-profits, including affordable housing developers, to get a sense of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will impact their work. Meanwhile, homeowners are trying to prepay their property taxes to avoid the 2018 increase.

  • 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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