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Righting the Wrongs of Racist Covenants

This year, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1474 to create the covenant homeownership account and program to address the history of housing discrimination due to racially restrictive real estate covenants in Washington state. According to the Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project: It establishes in its first paragraphs… [ Keep reading ]

Housing Choices Initiative Aimed at Expanding Options

Seattle aspires to be a welcoming city where people of all backgrounds feel they belong and can build a stable and fulfilling life. Our current housing affordability crisis represents a major challenge to this vision. The City of Seattle and its partners have a long history of addressing housing affordability… [ Keep reading ]

Half of Seattle’s new homes built within steps of Downtown jobs, transit

Seattle added homes at rapid pace in 2017, with more than 88 percent of the city’s 8,753 net new homes built in Seattle’s urban centers and urban villages within walking distance of jobs, transit services, neighborhood businesses, and other amenities. Downtown is seeing the fastest housing growth, with half of… [ Keep reading ]

City Council: Understanding the University District Rezone

Understanding the University District Rezone

Mandatory Housing Affordability Draft Zoning Changes Maps Are Now Online

Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) is a new program to ensure that growth brings affordability. MHA will require new development to include affordable housing on site or make a contribution to a City fund for affordable housing. To put MHA requirements into effect, zoning changes will allow additional development capacity everywhere MHA… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Murray Directs Negotiation of Civic Square Deal, Spending of $16 Million Proceeds on Equitable Development

Mayor Ed Murray sent a mayoral directive to Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) to negotiate the sale of the Civic Square project to Bosa Development and direct the proceeds to establish a new Equitable Development Fund. The sale would also net $5.7 million in funds for affordable housing, meeting or… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor, Council propose implementation changes to Mandatory Housing Affordability program

SEATTLE (Oct. 17, 2016) – Today, Mayor Murray and seven Councilmembers announced two proposed changes to implementation of the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) program, aimed at increasing production and addressing the ongoing displacement occurring as Seattle grows rapidly. The MHA framework is a critical tool for achieving the goal of… [ Keep reading ]

Draft Zoning Changes Maps to Implement Mandatory Housing Affordability Are Now Online

On September 27, a joint meeting for all Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) focus groups was held at City Hall. Focus group members broke out into smaller groups to to discuss several draft zoning maps. These draft maps are based on Mandatory Housing Affordability principles. You can view the maps here…. [ Keep reading ]

Implementing HALA Recommendations

In 2015, the Mayor challenged a Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) advisory committee to create a plan to generate a net increase of 50,000 units of housing – 20,000 units of affordable housing and 30,000 new units of market rate housing – over the next ten years.  The committee… [ Keep reading ]