Seattle for Everyone and Bellwether Housing are sponsoring a discussion about housing affordability from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. It’s called “Drink Up for Letting Seattle Grow Up for All People: A panel discussion on the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda.”
Seattle is growing twice as fast as projected and yet building less than half the housing it needs for the new growth. That’s why an unprecedented coalition forged a partnership in support of Mayor Ed Murray’s Housing Affordability & Livability Agenda (HALA) last fall. With the policy recommendations now before the Seattle City Council, we have a tremendous opportunity to create an affordable, inclusive city over the next decade.
The city’s Office of Planning & Community Development will provide a ten-minute presentation providing an overview of the Mayor’s housing affordability agenda, and then Erica Barnett (http://thecisforcrank.com/) will moderate an all-star panel with Q&A, including:
- Hyeok Kim, Seattle’s Deputy Mayor
- Alan Durning, Sightline Institute’s Executive Director
- Susan Boyd, Bellwether Housing’s Director of Real Estate Development