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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… [ Keep reading ]

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 Than4.5 PercentPer 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… [ 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 ]

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,… [ Keep reading ]

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

NewComplementaryActionsWorkTogether toReduceBarriersfor Development of More Accessory Dwelling UnitsinSingle-Family ZonedNeighborhoods throughoutSeattle Seattle(July 9, 2019) –Standingnext toa backyard cottage in the Whittier Heightscommunity, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed legislation and an Executive Orderto advance the development ofmoreaccessory dwelling units (ADUs)like backyard cottages and in-law apartments in single-family zoned neighborhoods throughout Seattle…. [ Keep reading ]

The Durkan Digest: Moving Forward on Our Vision for an Affordable, Livable Fort Lawton Community

This week, our City moved forward on an effort more than 15 years in the making – an effort helping us create a more accessible and affordable Seattle for all. On Tuesday, we signed legislation allowing for the formal acquisition and redevelopment of the Fort Lawton Army Reserve. Building on… [ 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 final2019 Point in Time count, which showed the first reduction of homelessness in Seattle and King County since 2012. Still,… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]