Commerce awards $4 million to 52 communities!
Introduced and passed in the 2019 Legislative Session, HB 1923 was intended to incentivize denser and more affordable communities. The bill proposed a grant program to fund housing action plans and city code changes to increase urban residential building. Since being signed into law in July, the Department of Commerce has been accepting grant applications cities and counties across the state.
We would like to applaud all the municipalities that took advantage of this opportunity, especially those in King County, to help our neighborhoods grow! King County grantees include Redmond, Shoreline, Auburn, Burien, Federal Way, Bothell, Covington, Kent, Tukwila, and Renton.
See the complete list of grantees here.