Commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

A half century ago last night, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., not feeling well, reluctantly went to the Memphis Mason Temple where many had gathered anticipating inspiration. Once there, he delivered the emotionally charged “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, … read more.

Taking a Stance on Homelessness in Seattle: Mayoral Candidates Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon speak out on the issues

HDC is proud to present a Seattle Mayoral Candidate fact sheet, created in partnership with the Campion Advocacy Fund, the Housing Alliance Action Fund, and the Seattle King County Coalition on Homelessness. The fact sheet below introduces and explains five … read more.

Rock Stars of Social Justice Unite!

We’re fast approaching HDC’s Celebration on March 29. By Marty Kooistra, Executive Director I’m absolutely thrilled that this year’s HDC Celebration will feature a keynote by author and activist Jonathan Kozol. Summarizing Mr. Kozol’s awards, honors, passions, and achievements of the last few … read more.

Welcome Joy Scott!

HDC is excited to announce that the South King Housing and Homelessness Partnership is up and running! The South King Housing and Homelessness Partnership (SKHHP) coordinates a network of SKC Stakeholders on issues related to affordable housing and homelessness. SKHHP, … read more.

ED Corner

Reflections on HALA By HDC Executive Director, Marty Kooistra In 2013, Councilmember Tim Burgess set the stage for addressing the challenging imperative to get Seattle a Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Program. On Monday, July 13, Mayor Ed Murray, with five Seattle … read more.

Bellevue Commits to Action

While we know many of you have been focused on the affordable housing conversations happening in Seattle, we want to take a moment to acknowledge over two years of work on Bellevue’s Comprehensive Plan and celebrate its adoption. Through this … read more.

Legacy of Leadership

“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” The more it changes, the more it stays the same.   Guest Post by Sarah Lewontin Looking back on the twenty years I’ve been engaged in the business of providing affordable places … read more.

Incentive Zoning in Shoreline!

On March 16th, the Shoreline City Council adopted a strong incentive zoning policy as part of its 185th Street Light Rail Station Development Regulations. With the passage of this policy, Shoreline has joined with other King County cities like Redmond, … read more.

Legacy of Leadership

This is a guest post, written by Mike Nielsen I know some of you have heard this before, but I am retiring–this time for good. I now have seven grandchildren to dote over and many thousands of miles yet to … read more.

Leadership Development Initiative

Affordable housing development and management is getting more and more complicated. The competencies necessary to not only do the work, but to also supervise and lead it, are demanding. Ensuring that there is an adequate supply of leaders at all … read more.