Housing and Resistance for Black History Month
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing Black Americans’ central role in U.S. history. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. The … 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Exemplary Building Program Wall Guidelines Are Now Available
In October of 2019, the Exemplary Building Task Force met with stakeholders in the design and construction community in a workshop to develop several simple and cost-efficient common wall assembly designs that would work well in our region, while meeting … read more.