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Mayor Durkan Signs Her Legislation “Building a Bridge to Housing for All” into Law

SEATTLE (February 23) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed her plan “Building a Bridge to Housing for All” into law today. The bills approve the sale of a City property and appropriates the proceeds to long-term housing investment strategies, rental housing assistance for our most at-risk families, and extended support for short-term shelters and hygiene and emergency service providers.

“We’re delivering. This is the kind of urgent action that we have said was necessary, and it is the beginning of meaningful change. As I’ve said, change will not happen overnight – we know that it will take time to make progress on the crisis of affordability, wage disparity, and homelessness, which has been years in the making. But today we offer a little bit of hope to those who are struggling and those who need a safer place to live. This was a true partnership effort from community organizations, City Council, and people throughout the City working together to pass this important bill to help our neighbors.”