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Seattle wins Governor’s Smart Housing Strategies Award for supporting affordable housing on faith-owned land 

This week the City of Seattle received the Governor’s Smart Housing Strategies Award for our policy to support affordable housing on property owned by religious organizations as one new tool for responding to the housing crisis. In 2021, Seattle’s Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) and Office of Housing… [ Keep reading ]

Equitable Development Initiative Request for Proposals Now Open!

The Equitable Development Initiative (EDI) fund Request for Proposals (RFP) is an opportunity for Community-based organizations working in Seattle on anti-displacement strategies, responding to creating new economic opportunities, improving educational outcomes, and other forms of community development. The 2022 EDI funding round is available to organizations working on anti-displacement efforts in… [ 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: Central Area Youth Association

We are proud to share our video story about the Central Area Youth Association (CAYA). This is the second in the series of four videos that will focus on our Equitable Development Initiative (EDI) partners and Black-owned businesses in the Central District. CAYA was formed in the 1950’s to organize… [ 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 ]

Thirteen BIPOC Organizations to Receive $30 Million Through Strategic Investment Fund

Thirteen BIPOC organizations will receive City funds to secure critical properties to prevent displacement in their communities. As existing displacement pressures mount through the COVID-19 pandemic, these funds will preserve critical sites as well as create new opportunities for self-determined solutions to meet community needs. OPCD and the Office of Arts… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces $9.8 Million to BIPOC-Led Community Organizations Through the Equitable Development Initiative

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced $9.8 million in awards through the Equitable Development Initiative (EDI), the largest annual total since EDI’s first awards in 2017, to support the purchase of additional properties to house BIPOC organizations at risk of displacement. EDI is a central component of the City’s effort to support Seattle’s… [ 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 ]

$30 Million Strategic Investment Fund to Support Seattle Site Acquisition for Community Projects and Anti-Displacement Efforts

Building off the Equitable Development Initiative (EDI), Major Jenny A. Durkan announced today that Seattle’s Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) is seeking proposals for $30 million for land and property acquisition to respond to disproportionate displacement pressures impacting Black, Indigenous and people of color communities. Requests for Proposals are now open for organizations in high displacement risk neighborhoods, areas with low access to opportunity, and places where future public investments… [ 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 ]