Posted by: phillipsre | April 1, 2015

Seattle Mayor Announces Big Goals for Affordable Housing

apt_for_rentLast week, Mayor Ed Murray announced an ambitious goal to add 50,000 housing units in the city of Seattle. The units would phase in over the next ten years through partnerships with the non-profit, public and private sectors. This goal is the responsibility of a 28 person team, called the Housing Affordability and Livability Advisory Committee (HALA). They are responsible for figuring out how this will work and will need to have a plan in place by May. The details of the Mayor’s goal and discussions on the feasibility of the project can be read in this article, from Crosscut.com.  The goal has been described as “a stretch”, but the number of units is a goal to work towards and those that are involved understand this is not something that will happen overnight. It is a positive move towards the progression of having affordable housing for people that need it most. We will continue to follow this story and see what type of plan is put in place in the coming months.

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