Policy & Advocacy

Pro-Environment, Pro-Density

The Housing & Climate Crises Density is a critical solution to our compounding housing and climate crises. Our region’s housing growth does not meet the scale of our growing population’s needs. To address this sustainably and equitably, we must grow … 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.

Seattle’s Fare Share Plan

HDC is extremely pleased to announce that the Seattle Fare Share Plan has been unanimously approved by the City Council on Monday. Mayor Durkan signed the cutting edge strategy into law on Tuesday, November 26th. HDC is extremely proud to … read more.

Support budget to study new housing types in Seattle!

There is a significant need for more housing options in Seattle. City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda is sponsoring a budget action that would require the City to produce an Environmental Impact Statement studying land use in our city. This is one step … read more.

Walking the Walk

We know that King County needs 156,000 more affordable homes right now to ensure no one is spending more than 30% of their income on rent. The scale of the problem is vast, clear, and not up for debate. We … read more.

Maximize Lodging Tax Dollars for Affordable Housing

On 7/30 Housing Advocates told King County Council to prioritize affordable housing over Safeco Field Maintenance.  Bright and early Monday morning, housing advocates woke up ready to raise their voices in support of safe, healthy, and affordable homes for everyone … read more.

Housing Developments: Lather, rinse, repeal?

 HDC Members: Help set our policy priorities for 2019 Each year HDC staff seek policy ideas from members for consideration in our annual Policy Priorities, beginning with an online survey. Staff at all member organizations are encouraged to use this survey to share what … read more.

Housing Developments: Four down, D1 to go

Mandatory Housing Affordability: Final in-district public hearing on Tuesday With four hearings down, we’re in the homestretch for public hearings on Seattle’s Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) program. District 1 is next! Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, June 5th at 6 pm at the Chief Sealth International High … read more.

Housing Developments: Construction Spice

Putting a bow on #AHW2018 Last week hundreds of community members came together at dozens of events across the county in support of safe, healthy, affordable homes for all as part of our third annual Affordable Housing Week! Check out … read more.

Housing Developments: Rally with us today and all week long!

Affordable Housing Week kicks off TODAY at noon! Join the Kick-off!        View Event Calendar Ensuring everyone in our region has a safe, healthy, and affordable home takes each and every one of us. Affordable Housing Week is a time … read more.