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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 ]

The Durkan Digest: Our New Steps for More Housing in Seattle

Over the last decade, we have become the fastest growing city in America. Our growth has brought some amazing opportunities, great jobs, and more small businesses. Across our country, Seattle is the envy of so many. But this growth has put significant pressures on our city – especially on housing…. [ Keep reading ]

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 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… [ 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

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. … [ 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 ]