Housing Developments: About next week…

Housing bills continue to advance; 9 days remain in session!

The only people in Washington working more overtime right now than Legislators are housing advocates, and it shows! Our friends at the Housing Alliance have neatly pulled together ONE message to urge senators to support a slew of housing bills. Take action here.

Other Developments…

  • City of Kent might get proactive about keeping their housing healthy. Kent’s Economic & Community Development Committee will consider a proactive rental licensing inspection program soon. Let them know it’s a great idea!

  • HDC is turning 30 this year! Join us March 6th to celebrate our big 3-0.   

  • Affordable housing and mental health care topped the list of human services needs for the City of Bellevue. Staff unveiled their 2017-2018 Human Services Needs Update on February 5th.

  • Redmond approved their budget process for the coming year- and approved some affordable housing funds while they were at it!

  • Federal Way experiences some growing pains around it’s new shelter. City officials visited with the business community recently to hear concerns. 

  • Congrats to DESC for opening The Estelle today! Read more about this new development here.

  • The cost of seismic upgrades existing affordable housing has many operators quaking in their boots. Crosscut’s David Kroman talks to Capitol HIll Housing about how their assessing retrofit needs here.

  • Need a ramp to make your home accessible, or know someone who does?The Master Builders Association of King & Snohomish Counties might build you a free one if you apply by March 1.

  • Ougoing All Home Director Mark Putnam gave The Seattle Times an exit interview and shared his parting thoughts. 

  • You might be hearing a lot more about rent bidding soon. Or maybe you won’t, if UW students’ bid to ban it succeeds.