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Mayor Harrell Announces $9 Million to Community Organizations Through the Equitable Development Initiative 

Mayor Bruce Harrell today announced nearly $9 million in awards through the Equitable Development Initiative (EDI), part of the City’s effort to support property ownership among Seattle’s diverse cultural communities in high displacement risk neighborhoods. The City awarded funds to community organizations for site acquisition and major capital projects, as well as… [ Keep reading ]

Community Partnerships Will Drive “One Seattle” Comprehensive Plan Update

The City of Seattle has selected six community-based organizations to help design and carry out public engagement strategies for the update of Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan. Each of the organizations submitted engagement proposals that center the voices of people of color as the City updates its vision for how we will… [ Keep reading ]

Thriving Black-Owned Businesses in the Central District

We partnered with community activist and artist TraeAnna Holiday and her team to produce three videos about our Equitable Development Initiative (EDI) partners in the Central District. This fourth and final video in the series places a spotlight on three Black-owned businesses in that neighborhood. For more information: The Liink… [ Keep reading ]

Equitable Development Initiative Projects Share Their Stories of Service to the Community: Byrd Barr Place

We are proud to share our video story about Byrd Barr Place, located in the Central District of Seattle. This is the first in the series of four videos that will focus on our Equitable Development Initiative (EDI) partners and Black-owned businesses in the Central District. Formerly known as Centerstone… [ Keep reading ]

$30 Million in Upstream BIPOC Community Investments Recommended by the Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force Delivered to City Council

To improve disparate outcomes for communities furthest from equity the Task Force developed 9 recommendations with 18 implementation strategies Upon Council’s proviso lift millions can be dispersed to community by end of 2021 Mayor Jenny A. Durkan transmitted $30 million in investments recommended by the Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force… [ Keep reading ]

A Special Message from Our Equitable Development Initiative Staff

Dear EDI Family, It has been a struggle to determine the tone, purpose, or strategic intent of this statement. This is a follow up to ourcolleagues’ open letter and compassionate response from our community partners. We hope this reads as heart felt. We want you to know we hear you,… [ Keep reading ]

Queer the Land Announces Acquisition of New Property with the Help of the Equitable Development Initiative

In January, Queer the Land (QTL) announced the purchase of a new home with the help of a $200,000 award from Seattle’s Equitable Development Initiative (EDI) to support their acquisition of the Emma Goldman Finishing School (EGFS) property. QTL’s proposal was accepted during the 2019 funding round into the EDI… [ Keep reading ]