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Special Edition – The Durkan Digest: A New Era in the Fight against Homelessness Starts Today

Today marks the start of a new era in the fight against homelessness – not just for the City of Seattle, but for our entire region. For years, leaders in our region have talked about the need for one unified regional system that has governance, authority, and resources to… [ Keep reading ]

The Durkan Digest: Doing More for Housing for Our Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness – Without New Taxes

I’ve said it often: Seattle needs more tools to build and operate new affordable homes for our neighbors experiencing long-term homelessness. On Wednesday, we got one of those new tools. That’s when I gathered with community members and state legislators to sign a new law that gives us the chance to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Signs Legislation to Invest At Least $50 Million without New Taxes in Permanent Housing for People Experiencing Long-Term Homelessness

New Step Is Key Part of Mayor’s “Housing Seattle Now” Initiative; Mayor Durkan Signs Her Fifth Major Piece of Legislation to Increase Affordable Housing in 2019 City of Seattle Set to Be One of the First Cities to Take Advantage of New Legislation Passed in Olympia Earlier This Year Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Councilmember Mosqueda Celebrate City Council Vote Approving Bill to Use New State Resources to Invest $50 Million in Permanent Supportive Housing for People Experiencing Homelessness without New Taxes

Seattle Poised 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 Seattle (August 12, 2019) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A…. [ Keep reading ]

The Durkan Digest: A Generational Opportunity for More Housing, Jobs, Public Spaces, and Safe Transportation Connections

Seattle has a generational opportunity to make transformational investments in housing, jobs, public spaces, and safe transportation. It’s the kind of chance that doesn’t come along very often. On Tuesday, I stood with community members in the heart of South Lake Union to lay out my plan for seizing that… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Applauds City Council Committee Vote to Advance Bill to Use New State Resources to Invest $50 Million in Permanent Supportive Housing for People Experiencing Homelessness

Seattle Poised 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 Seattle (August 1, 2019) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A…. [ Keep reading ]

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 Seattle (July 24, 2019)… [ Keep reading ]

The Durkan Digest: Helping People Stay in Their Homes and Creating More Housing Choices in Seattle

I’ve heard from so many of our neighbors about how hard it is to get a toehold in housing in Seattle. And even more people have told me how hard it is to keep the place they have. For too many people, the prospects of renting an affordable unit or… [ Keep reading ]

The Durkan Digest: Stemming the Supply of Unsafe Vehicles in Seattle & Protecting Our Vulnerable Neighbors from Predatory Renting

This blog post is an excerpt from Mayor Jenny Durkan’s weekly newsletter. If would like more content like this, and a weekly recap of the exciting things happening in the City of Seattle, you can subscribe here.In recent weeks, we’ve announced a series of steps to address our homelessness crisis…. [ Keep reading ]

The Durkan Digest: What We’re Doing to Connect More People Experiencing Homelessness with Services & Shelter

Over the past year, the City of Seattle has taken some important steps to address homelessness, and we know we are having an impact: Earlier today, All Home released its final 2019 Point in Time count, which showed the first reduction of homelessness in Seattle and King County since 2012. Still,… [ Keep reading ]