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Mayor Harrell proposes legislation to support swift affordable housing production; exempt affordable rental housing projects from design review

Seattle – Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell has put forward legislation to support faster development of needed affordable housing by exempting affordable rental housing projects from design review. Developed in partnership with Councilmembers Dan Strauss and Teresa Mosqueda, the bill would continue a process change first developed under the COVID-19 State… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Proposes Unified Care Team Investments to Make Neighborhoods and Public Spaces Clean and Accessible  

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell shared additional details of his Unified Care Team plan for clean and accessible Seattle neighborhoods, parks, and open spaces as included in the mayor’s proposed budget. The proposal includes new investments to enhance services offered by the Unified Care Team and to adjust from… [ Keep reading ]

One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan Posts Q2 Data Updates 

The City’s One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan and public-facing dashboard posted its second quarter data updates, with new information on tent and RV encampments, shelter and housing projects, and public safety incidents with connections to homelessness. Read the plan here. Launched in May by Mayor Bruce Harrell, the website for… [ Keep reading ]

The City of Seattle Announces $22 Million in New Affordable Housing Investments

Latest funding announcement brings Mayor Harrell’s total affordable housing investments to $48 million, supporting 450 homes, since beginning of 2022 Seattle – The City of Seattle is announcing $22 million in new investments made by the Office of Housing to support the production of 267 new rent- and income-restricted homes in… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Vetoes Council Bill 120325

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell vetoed Council Bill 120325. Narrowly passed on a five to four vote and potentially costing between $2 to 5 million with no identified funding source, the bill would have mandated landlords provide proprietary information about their rental units to a research institution. Mayor Harrell… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Releases One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan and Transparency Dashboard, Announces Acquisition of Dockside Apartments

Focused on urgency, compassion, and transparency, the plan and dashboard are available at: Opening July 1 and operated by the Low Income Housing Institute, Dockside Apartments in Green Lake will serve 70 people experiencing homelessness as permanent housing Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell published the City’s One… [ Keep reading ]

United Outreach Effort at Woodland Park Leads to Unprecedented Number of Referrals to Shelter and Services

With park restoration efforts in full swing, Mayor Harrell, Councilmember Strauss, KCRHA CEO Marc Dones and provider and community leaders highlight successful and collaborative outreach efforts Seattle – Collaborative efforts to address homelessness at Woodland Park led to an unprecedented 89 referrals to shelter and housing alternatives for those experiencing homelessness,… [ Keep reading ]

Woodland Park Homelessness Outreach in Final Phase 

After taking office, Mayor Bruce Harrell named Woodland Park a major priority for his new administration as the last remaining park-based encampment of significant size. Mayor Harrell set dual goals of helping those living unsheltered get on a path towards more permanent housing options and restoring the public park for… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell and Office of Housing Announce $5.3 Million Investment to Provide Affordable Homes and Supportive Services on Beacon Hill

The City’s investment supports Sea Mar Community Health Centers in providing 39 homes and on-site services for women who have experienced chronic homelessness. Seattle – Mayor Bruce Harrell and the Office of Housing today announced the City of Seattle’s latest investment in affordable housing: $5.3 million, matched by the Washington… [ Keep reading ]

Eviction Moratorium Will Expire at the End of February

Announcing a final two-week extension of the eviction moratoria, Mayor Bruce Harrell issues directive to support vulnerable tenants and small landlords through $25 million in emergency assistance, online resources Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that residential and commercial eviction moratoria will expire at the end of the month of February. Mayor Harrell will issue an Executive Order… [ Keep reading ]