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Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan Celebrating City of Seattle Victory in Mandatory Housing Affordability Appeal

Seattle (December 30, 2019) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement following the City of Seattle’s successful appeal to the Growth Management Board, upholding Mandatory Housing Affordability in the City of Seattle: 

“Seattle has spoken and made clear our vision for the future of our City. We want a city where people who work in Seattle can afford to live and raise a family in Seattle. Mandatory Housing Affordability is one of the most important strategies we have to build a more affordable and equitable future for all.

“Developing affordable housing in all corners of our City is the right thing to do and MHA is a critical part of our investments in affordable housing. Since 2017, the City has directly invested $250 million and together with our partners nearly $1.5 billion in public and private resources to create and preserve affordable homes.  

“With today’s ruling, Seattle takes another step to build more affordable housing choices and a more inclusive, welcoming city.”