Take Action for Housing Affordability in Seattle

Action Items for Seattle Advocates:

Lend your voice to ensure affordable growth at the next MHA Public Hearing

With four hearings down, we’re in the homestretch for public hearings on Seattle’s Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) program! Three more hearings remain, and District 2 is next!

Join us Monday, May 7th at 6 pm at Franklin High School Auditorium. Lend your voice to ensure that new development in Seattle includes homes that are affordable.

(if you’d like talking points, let us know!)


Find My District

MHA is so close to the finish line thanks to the hard work and support of dedicated advocates like you. Thank you for helping ensure that when new development comes to your neighborhood, it includes affordable homes.

Other Upcoming Hearings:


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2017 HALAyes Calendar of Achievements

From the MHA-activating rezones to Fair Chance Housing, 2017 was a big year for HALA. Check out what Seattle accomplished and what’s next for 2018 here.
For an easy-to-print PDF versions, click here.

Housing Gaps in Seattle

To meet the county-wide proportional need for affordable homes in 2030, Seattle needs:

  • 27,481 homes affordable to households with incomes between 0-30% of Area Median Income (AMI)
  • 12,661 homes affordable to households with incomes between 30-50% of AMI
  • 7,125 homes affordable to households with incomes between 50-80% of AMI

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Health & Housing in Seattle

About 4 in 10 households in Seattle are housing cost-burdened

68% of Seattle households have a risk of lead exposure

3,481 Seattle households are overcrowded

6,354 Seattle households have inadequate plumbing or kitchen facilities

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