January 2019

MHA is a Win-Win for Seattle Housing Affordability

Seattle is finally moving forward to pass Citywide Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA), which would require all new development, no matter where it is built in Seattle, to contribute to affordable housing. This is long overdue. Non-profit developers stand ready to … read more.

A True Solution to a Real Problem: A Pro-MHA Response to Seattle Times

Seattle’s crippling housing crisis has made it harder for people of all income levels to live in our city. One major factor behind our skyrocketing cost of living is that our housing policies are stuck in the past. It is … read more.

Making Housing Affordable

*Watch 00.00-4.00 HDC Executive Director Marty Kooistra speaking to Contributors to our rising homeless population such as WA poor mental health system and the Opioid crisis Housing and homelessness are intrinsically linked issues with a 96% correlation and must be … read more.

HDC Named Ivory Prize Finalist

HDC is excited and honored that we are a Top 25 finalist for the 2019 Ivory Innovations Prize. We are nominated in the Public Policy and Regulatory Reform category. This recognition confirms the important work of our systems change approach … read more.

Commemorating Martin Luther King Day

This year for some reason I’m drawn to the lunar eclipse, the so called “super blood wolf moon”.  This is occurring on the eve of our country’s 2019 annual commemoration of the Dr. Martin Luther King Junior holiday. Not surprisingly, … read more.

“Bringing us into visceral proximity with the lives and plights of others”

The wise and magnificently talented Tracy K. Smith is the current U.S. Poet Laureate. HDC has the immense good fortune to have her as keynote speaker for our annual celebration on April 23, 2019. I recently read Ms. Smith’s poem … read more.

Member Highlight: Seattle Housing Authority

HDC appreciates all the passion, hard work, and dedication our members devote to the affordable housing movement. No single organization could make this impact and secure this progress alone. The collaboration and connection among members is the human energy that works … read more.

Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day

Join HDC, the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, and other partners in the affordable housing community for Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day on February 28th. By participating in advocacy day you will Learn more about Housing Policy Build your Advocacy … read more.

Enter 2019-Building the Future

HDC ED Article: Enter 2019—Building the Future Another year is behind us. It was, as you know, not just any other year. Certainly not for your affordable housing association. Last year, HDC members gathered many times to “embrace the past” … read more.