Author: emma

Washington Can’t Wait (on Climate and Housing Goals!)

Futurewise works throughout Washington state to encourage healthy, equitable, and opportunity-rich communities. They work to protect our most valuable farmlands, forests, and water resources through wise land use policies and practices, using the tools made available through Washington’s Growth Management … read more.

Let’s Talk eTOD

In November, we kicked-off our Housing, Equity, and Environment series by discussing density and how it is a key connector between our series’ main topics. Along with denser communities, transit and transportation options will continue to bridge these key topics. … read more.

Pro-Environment, Pro-Density

The Housing & Climate Crises Density is a critical solution to our compounding housing and climate crises. Our region’s housing growth does not meet the scale of our growing population’s needs. To address this sustainably and equitably, we must grow … read more.

HDC Project Highlight: Cedar Crossing

Congratulations to HDC members, Bellwether Housing and Mercy Housing Northwest, on the upcoming development Cedar Crossing, located in Seattle’s Roosevelt neighborhood. The joint project will feature 254 affordable homes, 91 of which are 2 and 3-bedroom apartments for larger families. … read more.

HDC Member Highlight: Tiscareno Associates

A thoughtful approach to affordable and workforce housing architecture We all know that designing affordable housing architecture is a constant balancing act: Owners need optimal space usage within a finite budget and site constraints, while tenants need places of comfort, … read more.

Affordable Housing Week 2020 Recap

“COVID layered a housing emergency on top of a long-term housing crisis, making it even more important that we work with urgency to find housing solutions… It’s critical that we work together to find regional solutions to keep people in … read more.

Member Highlight: Plymouth’s Bob & Marcia Almquist Place

Congratulations to Plymouth Housing in opening their newest development, the Bob and Marcia Almquist Place, this April. Located in the Chinatown-International District, Almquist Place is the first building of the recent PROOF campaign, which serves as proof that Seattle can … read more.

Congratulations, LDSC 2020!

Congratulations to this year’s Leadership Development Survey Course (LDSC) cohort, which has successfully completed the 2020 program! Twenty participants committed to this 6-month, 65 hour program and adapted quickly and gracefully to a remote learning platform. HDC is so incredibly … read more.

A Message From Aselefech Evans, Our Equity and Program Manager, on the Recent Killings of Black Folx

Recently, I have found myself echoing and repeating the words #BlackLivesMatter more often than I would like to, not because I don’t believe those words, but because I need to remind myself of their truth and validity in a time … read more.

April Member Highlight: Rebuilding Together Seattle

HDC’s membership represents the housing continuum with several organizations and causes carving out their own specific approach to ensuring everyone in King County having an affordable, healthy, and safe home. Rebuilding Together Seattle (RTS) is no exception and has their … read more.