COVID-19 Advocacy Efforts

We’re proud to work alongside our local, state and national partners to urgently advance policy & responses that meet the growing needs of the entire affordable housing sector during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Federal:

State:

  • HDC drafted a letter urging State and local officials to categorize activities related to housing construction as “essential functions”.
  • Governor Inslee issued a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” executive order on March 23rd, which halted all “non-essential activities”. HDC issued a request for clarification to determine which specific housing construction activities were exempt.
  • Gov. Inslee’s office issued this Construction Guidance Memo in response.
  • Department of Labor & Industry released this guidance for construction companies.
  • HDC is circulating this letter calling for the non-profits community to play a key role in the development, administration & receipt of COVID-19 relief efforts at the state level. Huge thanks to WA nonprofits for leading on this effort! Sign your organization on in support today!

Local:

  • HDC drafted a letter urging Seattle’s elected officials to categorize activities related to housing construction as “essential functions”.

Reach out to Patience to learn more about our COVID-19 Advocacy response.