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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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

Seattle Receives $600,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Continue Community-Led Health, Equity, and Climate Change Adaptation Work in the Duwamish Valley

Funding will support the creation of a Resilience District focused on community and climate resilience The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has awarded the City of Seattle a $600,000 grant to work with community partners in the Duwamish Valley on a strategy that will improve health, increase community resilience, and… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle to Provide Additional Flexibility to Faith Communities Seeking to Build Affordable Housing

State mandate championed by religious organizations requires cities to allow more income-restricted homes Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that the City of Seattle is partnering with the faith community to support the development of more affordable homes throughout the city. For decades, religious organizations have been leaders in building income-restricted housing in Seattle. To… [ Keep reading ]