Take Action for Housing Affordability in Seattle

Action Items for Seattle Advocates:

Protect Affordable Housing in Your City from Federal Tax Reform

Proposed elimination of a key affordable housing development tool, Private Activity Bonds (PABs), would make it much harder for our region to meet its housing need at a time when there is more demand than ever.

In the last thirty years, PABs have helped build 24,000 affordable apartments in King County alone.

You can help by urging your Representatives to rise to our affordable housing need by protecting Private Activity Bonds. Sample letters from the ACTION Campaign:

Contact your representatives by phone by calling the Congressional Switchboard at (202) 224-3121

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Support the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness’ 2018 Budget Recommendations

It is time that our city met its affordable housing and homelessness needs with significant capital investment in housing. Learn more and take action here. 


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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