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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… [Read more]

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…. [Read more]

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…. [Read more]

Housing Seattle Now

Earlier today, Mayor Durkan was joined by community members at 12th Avenue Arts on Capitol Hill to lay out her vision for addressing Seattle’s housing crisis and announce her plan for a surge of new investments in housing for low- and middle-income families: “Housing Seattle Now.” Watch the Speech Mayor… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Transmits Legislation to Renew, Improve Multi-Family Tax Exemption Program That Currently Provides Affordable Rent to Almost 4,500 Low- and Middle-Income Households in Apartment Buildings across Seattle

Improvement to Program Will Limit Rent Increases to No More Than 4.5 Percent Per Year So Apartments Can Remain Affordable; Program Expected to Support At Least Another 1,300 New Affordable Homes over the Next Three Years  Seattle  (July 24, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan transmitted legislation to City Council today to renew… [Read more]

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)… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan and Councilmember Herbold Announce City’s Next Steps to Protect Tenants from Eviction and Help Keep Seattle Residents in Their Homes

Mayor Has Directed the City to Update Tenant Protections Including the Just Cause Eviction Ordinance to Align with State’s New More Robust Residential Landlord-Tenant Act; Councilmember Lisa Herbold Will Also Introduce Legislation to Protect Domestic Violence Survivors from Being Held Liable for Property Damage Caused by Their Abusers Seattle (July 10,… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Signs Legislation to Create Path for More In-Law Apartments and Backyard Cottages by Reducing Regulatory Barriers, Also Signs Executive Order to Do More to Address Financial and Permitting Barriers

New Complementary Actions Work Together to Reduce Barriers for Development of More Accessory Dwelling Units in Single-Family Zoned Neighborhoods throughout Seattle  Seattle (July 9, 2019) – Standing next to a backyard cottage in the Whittier Heights community, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed legislation and an Executive Order to advance the development of more accessory dwelling units (ADUs) like backyard cottages and in-law apartments in single-family zoned neighborhoods throughout Seattle.  … [Read more]

In a Significant Step toward Creating A More Affordable Seattle, Mayor Durkan Signs Mandatory Housing Affordability into Law

All Seattle multifamily and commercial development will contribute to new rent- and income-restricted affordable housing for low-income households MHA is the City’s largest funding contributor to affordable housing since the creation of the Seattle Housing Levy in 1981 SEATTLE (March 20, 2019) – Joined by affordable housing advocates and other… [Read more]