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Using New State Resources, Mayor Jenny Durkan and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda Announce Legislation to Invest at Least $50 Million in Housing for People Experiencing Homelessness

Seattle Will Be First City in Washington State to Take Advantage of New State Law That Allows Cities to Retain More Sales Tax to Fund Affordable Housing Development and Operations; City of Seattle and Mayor Durkan Had Advocated for New State Law in Olympia This Legislative Session. Mayor Jenny A…. [ Keep reading ]

Opportunity Zones Convening, June 26

The Federal Government has created tax benefits within “Opportunity Zones” that are designed to spur economic development. Seattle Foundation, King County, and City of Seattle would like to convene community organizations and investors to share information and discuss strategies to support equitable development. Wednesday, June 26, 3:30-5:30 p.m.Ethiopian Community of… [ Keep reading ]

In a Significant Step toward Creating A More Affordable Seattle, Mayor Durkan Signs Mandatory Housing Affordability into Law

Joined by affordable housing advocates and other community members, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed into law the ordinance to implement Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) in Seattle’s 27 urban villages and all other commercial and multifamily residential areas. “Today, Seattle took another step toward more affordable housing choices and a more… [ Keep reading ]

To Create a More Affordable, Inclusive Seattle and Help Longtime Residents Remain in the City, Mayor Durkan Signs Executive Order Addressing Displacement

Joined by community members and anti-displacement advocates at Hirabayashi Place in the Chinatown/International District, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed an Executive Order to help create a more affordable Seattle, combat residential displacement in neighborhoods across Seattle, and create more affordable low- and middle-income housing. Read the full Executive Order… [ Keep reading ]

Our Urban Innovations Speakers Series Returns on December 4!

Can housing choices support a more equitable Seattle? The legacy of redlining, restrictive covenants and zoning still impacts racial equity, access to opportunity and wealth creation in Seattle and across the region. How are cities responding in the face of our affordability crisis to both address these historic inequities and… [ Keep reading ]

Our 2019-2020 Mayor’s Proposed Budget Announcement

Dear Neighbors, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has introduced her 2019-2020 Proposed Budget ( in her address on September 24, including her proposed two-year budget for the Office of Planning and Community Development. In the coming year, OPCD will continue to pursue our mission to lead collaborative planning, advance equitable development,… [ Keep reading ]

Guest Blog: Meet our Interns!

We are excited to have our interns at the office and are already benefiting from their contributions! Rosa Ammon-Ciaglo is a graduate student at the UW Evans School of Public Policy. She is doing research and coordinating public engagement to help design indicators for the Equitable Development Monitoring Program. Lauren… [ Keep reading ]

Equitable Development Initiative awards $5.5 million to community organizations

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and the City of Seattle announced $5.5 million in awards through the Equitable Development Initiative (EDI), part of the City’s effort to support Seattle’s existing community members and businesses in high displacement risk neighborhoods. “Seattle is facing an affordability crisis, which has displaced far too many… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Releases Environmental Justice and Equitable Development Plan for the Duwamish Valley

Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the Duwamish Valley Action Plan, setting forth a series of actions and strategies to expand economic opportunity, make environment progress and increase investments in the South Park and Georgetown communities. The plan is the result of an 18-month process that engaged City staff, residents, workers,… [ Keep reading ]

Urban Innovations Speakers Series Focuses on Equitable Development

The impacts of redlining, racially restrictive covenants and disinvestment are still felt in communities with higher risk of residential, commercial and cultural displacement. Long-term residents, non-profit organizations, locally owned small businesses, and cultural anchors are threatened by displacement as Seattle grows. How can we invest in organizations and individuals, so… [ Keep reading ]