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2024 Legislative Session Overview

Happy 2024, members, community stakeholders, and tireless affordable housing advocates! Read more.

The Housing Development Consortium is excited to announce the opening of the 2024 Washington State legislative session, on January 8, 2024. This 60-day short session is a valuable opportunity for transformative policy to create equitable, sustainable, and affordable housing. Read more.

Celebrating and highlighting an extraordinary year

2023 was an exceptional year for HDC. We took the lead in spearheading a series of incredible victories for housing affordability and supportive services in King County, we played a pivotal role in addressing the legacy of housing discrimination, we laid the groundwork for this year’s round of comprehensive plan updates, and we continued our work in developing the future leadership of the sector. Read more.

A Historic Win – Renewal of the Seattle Housing Levy

Yesterday’s election delivered a major win for affordable housing in Seattle—the resounding passage of the 2023 Seattle Housing Levy renewal by over 66%.  This not only demonstrates the community’s commitment to addressing the pressing issue of affordable housing but also … read more.

Housing Internship Program Graduation

Last month, our HDC team had the honor of celebrating seven students as they complete the Housing Development Internship Program. This year’s graduation ceremony marks the completion of four program years of HDIP, a nine-month internship for students of color … read more.

Get Engaged for Black History Month

“This is a call to everyone… to study the history of Black Americans’ responses to establish safe spaces, where Black life can be sustained, fortified, and respected.” – ASALH, on 2023’s Black History Month theme: Resistance In honor of Black … read more.

Appreciating Mark Gropper

It blew my mind,” says Mark about his early experiences at Seattle Housing Authority. “I had no idea how my feelings about serving people and families would deepen. It changed my academic direction. It opened my eyes to a different world and a more enriching career. From that point on I poured my energy into being a houser.” Read more.

Affordable Housing Newbie at a Community Meeting

Right now, the City of Seattle is hosting a series of Community Meetings about the Comprehensive Plan. This only happens once every 10 years—and it’s a BIG deal! Read more.

3 Housing Facts for Transgender Awareness Week

November 13-19 is Transgender Awareness Week, a week for elevating transgender existence and resilience and for calling attention to the issues that transgender and gender non-conforming people face. It’s a week of education and action in the lead up to … read more.

Appreciating Mark Santos-Johnson

Mark Santos-Johnson, the Community Development & Housing Manager at the City of Renton, retired on May 20th. Mark has worked tirelessly in the housing sector for more than 40 years – from working to develop and manage the Broadview Emergency … read more.