This month Mayor Murray and members of City Council launched work on a new Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda. The Mayor and Council have called together leaders in our community to help develop a bold agenda for increasing the affordability and availability of housing in our city. The agenda will chart a course for the next 10 years to ensure the development and preservation of a diversity of housing for people across the income spectrum. The Housing Affordability & Livability Advisory Committee will review every piece of the housing puzzle, including innovative ideas to pilot new types of housing, accessory dwelling unit regulations, new efforts to preserve existing affordable housing, opportunities to stretch our valuable Housing Levy dollars, and more.
Please join us at one of two community open houses this month. You’ll have an opportunity to talk with City staff about density, housing types, locating new housing, and what growth looks like, among several other topics. Your feedback will help inform the Housing Affordablity & Livability Committee’s recommendations to the Mayor.
Open House Details:
Wednesday, November 19
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Ethiopian Community Center
8323 Rainier Ave South
Thursday, November 20
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Garfield Community Center
2323 East Cherry St
The agenda will be guided by the following goals and values:
- Strengthen our city through housing affordability
- Ensure equal access to housing to advance social and racial justice
- Promote the livability of Seattle’s neighborhoods
- Promote housing opportunity across Seattle
- Promote equitable growth Continue our commitment to prioritizing those most in need
- Embrace innovation and build upon current, proven programs and policies
Can’t make November 19 or 20? You can still participate. Save the date for December 4, or keep an eye out for announcements about an online town hall.
Visit the Mayor’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda website for more information.