Housing Developments: The #AHW2018 Event Calendar is here!

It’s here! The Official Affordable Housing Week 2018 Calendar is live today. No matter where you live in the county, there’s something to do near you- with more still yet to come! Which events catch your eye? Let us know using #AHW2018 on Facebook & Twitter.

Thank you to the many organizations who are sponsoring or hosting an event this year. It would be Affordable Housing Week without you!

More #AHW2018 events are yet to come! Check out our Affordable Housing Week website for updates.

You and your organization can join #AHW2018 on social media! View our Social Media Guide for details. Download PDF Social Media Guide


#AHW2018 Theme Song Contest! 

If the thought of safe, healthy, affordable homes for all makes your heart sing, let the world know! Send us a video of you or your team breaking it down for affordable homes by Thursday, May 10th. We’ll announce the winner at our kick off rally on May 14th.

For inspiration, check out last year’s winner Weber Thompson performing their instant classic “Rad Row House.”


Other developments…

  • HDC Members: Learn at Lunch with JLARC next Thursday, April 26th. Hear from JLARC about their ongoing cost comparison study and share your experience in affordable housing development. Register here.
  • Join us for our upcoming Implementing Equity symposium: staff at any level is invitied to join HDC’s Recruiting Diversity Task Force on Thursday, May 3 from 9am-12pm at the Centilia Cultural Center for the Implementing Equity in Staff, Self, and Sector to share in a facilitated dialogue and to be in a gracious space. Event is open to  Register here.
  • Lessons for Amazon’s second headquarters city. Most critical? The region’s ability to accommodate new growth.
  • As new apartments come online around Seattle, is relief in sight for renters? 
  • Kent Advocates: how about running for city council? Apply by this Friday April 20th to keep housing issues moving in the city.
  • One Table’s draft recommendations underwhelmed critics, who wanted more homes and revenue sources.
  • King County Housing Authority is selling $162.5 million in bondsin case you’re looking to invest. 
  • Bellevue’s upcoming Neighborhood Conference has some interesting-looking sessions on affordable housing, the eastside rail corridor, and more. It’s next Saturday, April 21st. Register here.
  • Sammamish will host an open house next Wednesday, April 25th on the city’s nascent housing strategy plan. More information is available here.
  • Mercer Island City Councilmember Wendy Weiker is running for state legislature Weiker’s aiming for the 41st LD representative spot open after Rep. Judy Clibborn retired..
  • Ignite Project Homeless wants to hear your homelessness story, especially if you can tell it in twenty fifteen-second slides.
  • Public Benefits 101 Training for Case Managers: The Coalition on Homelessness is offering this training next Tuesday, April 24th. More details and registration are available here.
  • Tonight! Seattle’s public hearings on mandatory housing affordability continue with a public hearing for districts 3 and 7. Planning on attending? Would you like talking points? Contact [email protected].