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Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s 2020 State of the City Address

Building on the last two years, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan laid out her vision to continue to act and make progress on our City’s most urgent challenges. Speaking to community members at the Rainier Arts Center, Mayor Durkan outlined her plans to address Seattle’s housing and homelessness crisis, build economic… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Leverages City Investments to Nearly $1.5 Billion for Affordable Housing Across the City

Between 1981 and 2016, the City of Seattle created 10,000 units of affordable housing –Mayor Durkan has announced an increase of more than 4,000 homes coming online by 2022 Seattle (Feb. 18, 2020) – In her third State of the City Address, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced unprecedented and urgent… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Continues Critical, Urgent Investments in City’s Homelessness Response and Improving Outcomes for People Experiencing Homelessness  

Seattle (Feb. 18, 2020) – During her third annual State of the City address, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan outlined progressive actions and her continued work to deliver improved outcomes. After two years of urgent action on homelessness, including the largest shelter expansion in the history of our City, leveraging $75 million… [ Keep reading ]

City, Seattle Housing Authority Announce Partnership to Create Inclusive, Mixed-Income Community Near Northgate Light Rail Station

Acquisition of8-Acrepropertyin high opportunity, high displacement risk neighborhoodcreates promise for equitable growth Seattle (February10, 2020) –TodayMayor Jenny A. Durkan announcedthe rareopportunityforthe City of Seattle and the Seattle Housing Authority(SHA)topartner ontransforming8 acres of propertyintoamixed-income community near the Northgate Light Rail station.Located in a high opportunity and high displacement risk neighborhood, the property… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement Following the Passage of HB 2907 Out of House Finance Committee

Seattle (February 7, 2020) – Washington State House Bill 2907, introduced by Representative Nicole Macri, passed out of the House Finance Committee today. Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the below statement after the Committee passage: “We proposed a bold progressive business tax to help our most vulnerable communities in King County. There… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan’s Affordable Middle-Income Housing Advisory Council Delivers Recommendations to Increase Housing Options throughout Seattle

Three High-Impact Recommendations Identified to Promote Affordable Housing Choices for Workers Who Comprisethe Majority ofthe City’s WorkforcebutMostlyLive Outside of City Limits Seattle (January22, 2019) –Weeksafter announcing a record $110 million Cityof Seattleinvestment in low-income affordable housing development, Mayor Durkan’s Affordable Middle-Income Housing Advisory Council, delivered a suite of strategiesthattogether,government,theprivate sector and… [ Keep reading ]

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

Seattle(December 30, 2019) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A.Durkanissued the followingstatement 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… [ Keep reading ]

Following Historic Affordable Housing Investment in Seattle, Mayor Durkan Leads Coalition of Nearly 50 Bipartisan Mayors in Support of Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019

Seattle(December 12, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan led a coalition of nearly 50 bipartisan mayors representing 21 states and the District of Columbia in a letter urging Congress to pass the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019. The bipartisan Housing Credit legislation, introduced by United States Senator Maria… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces $110 Million to Create 1,944 Affordable Homes, the Largest Award in the City’s History

City will leverage $600 million in additional investments through public and private sources Over the last 3 years City has directly invested $250 million for a total of nearly $1.5 billion to create 4,000 affordable homes Seattle (December 9, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City of… [ Keep reading ]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan on the Vote by the King County Council’s Regional Policy Committee to Advance A Regional Approach to Homelessness

Seattle (December 5, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement today following the vote by the King County Council’s Regional Policy Committee to advance a regional approach to homelessness: “Our region needs one unified system that has the governance, authority, and resources to deliver to people experiencing… [ Keep reading ]