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.

Updates from the South King Housing and Homelessness Partnership!

As we move further into February, it’s clear that legislative session is in full swing! South King County housing advocates have been in Olympia this month sharing information with their legislators about important housing policies and opportunities. Here are the … 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.

Land-Banking: More than TOD

Guest post by Kim Herman, WSHFC, and Judith Olsen, Impact Capital HDC’s Housing and Transit Forum last November included a great conversation about the role of land-banking in preserving space for transit-oriented development (TOD). But land-banking isn’t just for TOD. … read more.

ED Corner

Looking Ahead in 2016 By HDC Executive Director, Marty Kooistra Over the holidays I managed to fly back to Iowa for a few days to see family. Landing and leaving in the usual winter snowfalls reminded me why I don’t get … read more.

2016 Seattle Housing Levy: Advocacy Preparations

Written by Kelly Rider, HDC Policy Director In 2009, Seattle voters overwhelmingly approved a seven year, $145 million levy to help meet the affordable housing needs of their neighbors. The Levy funds construction and preservation of affordable apartments, short-term rental … read more.

SDGs Now, MDGS Before

Written by Marty Kooistra, HDC Executive Director No, this isn’t another round of HALA, nor the latest from Donald Trump on military strategy.  It is a moment to celebrate that the United Nations has acknowledged the importance of housing in … read more.

Improving the Health of Housing in SKC

This year, HDC was very pleased to work with three students from the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance through their Public Service Clinic to research the needs and solutions for healthy housing in South King County.  According to … 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.