Working together, HDC advocates have ensured that affordable housing is a priority for cities in King County. We’ve helped secure funding for thousands of affordable homes, tenant protections for many of our most vulnerable neighbors, and helped cities implement policies to keep their communities healthy and inclusive.
Through continued advocacy we can ensure that everyone in King County has a safe, healthy, and affordable place to call home.
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Tell your Representatives: Use tax reform to protect, expand, and strengthen affordable housing
November 17th, 2017
The House passed its tax reform plan; the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” today by a 227-205 vote despite widespread criticism from the affordable housing community. The bill now moves to the Senate, which is currently drafting its own Tax Reform plan.
HDC submitted letters to Senators Cantwell and Murray and Representatives DelBene, Jayapal, Reichert, and Smith expressing our concerns.
- Read our letter to Representative Reichert
- Read our letter to Senators Cantwell and Murray and Representatives DelBene, Jayapal, and Smith
- Sample letter to Representatives who cosponsored the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017 (DelBene, Jayapal, and Smith)
- Sample letter to any Representative (Reichert)
- Sample letter to Senators (Cantwell & Murray)
Speak out for the Vets, Seniors, and Human Services Levy!
September 20th, 2017
As advocates spread the word about the VSHSL, few things are more powerful than stories. You can help the campaign by sharing yours. Use the simple form below to tell the Yes On Prop 1 campaign in a few words how the Vets, Seniors, and Human Services levy has touched your life- personally or professionally.
#voidSOID in Burien: Urge Council to Adopt Source of Income Discrimination Protections
August 7th, 2017
Burien City Council is exploring the possibility of an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on source of income. We want them to join their South King County neighbors Auburn, Kent, Renton, and Tukwila in recognizing that source of income discrimination (SOID) is a problem that they can- and should- take action to stop. Please join us in urging Council to act quickly to protect Burien renters and implement SOID protections without delay!
Vets, Seniors, and Human Services Levy: Renew it, expand it, and increase support for affordable homes!
July 27th, 2017
Vote YES for the Vets, Seniors, and Human Services Levy this November
The King County Veterans and Human Services Levy (VHSL) has for over a decade funded critical housing and health services for our neighbors who need them most. This year, the expanded levy includes support for a growing population- older adults.
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