MHA

Mayor Durkan Signs into Law Mandatory Housing Affordability Rezoning 27 Urban Villages

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The bills' signage marks the end of a long fight by housing advocates to get affordability requirements enshrined in Seattle law. Before a crowd of...

How We Got Here: A (Brief) History of Mandatory Housing Affordability in Seattle

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Today Seattle City Council is voting on "citywide" implementation of Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA), a form of inclusionary zoning from which single family zones...

Could Preserving Affordable Rental Housing Stop Displacement in Seattle?

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As Seattle City Council debates legislation that would require additional housing affordability contributions from developers, big questions have emerged about whether efforts to preserve...

MHA Has Advanced to the Finish Line

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Affordable housing advocates should set their sights on what comes next. Citywide Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) legislation passed 8-0 out of the select committee earlier...

‘Tech Trash’ versus NIMBYs: Final MHA Hearing Lays Bare Seattle’s Generational Divide

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The final public hearing on citywide implementation of Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) was long and contentious. Hundreds of speakers waited for hours to present...

Council Must Be Bold for Affordable Homes

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Seattle for Everyone is a broad coalition of affordable housing developers, for-profit developers and businesses, labor and social justice advocates, environmentalists and urbanists, all...

Mayor Durkan and Councilmember Herbold Each Propose Anti-Displacement Strategies

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On Wednesday, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Councilmember Lisa Herbold both issued policy ideas to stem displacement. Mayor Durkan issued a new executive order...

No Backsliding: MHA Upzones Are a Crucial Step to Tackle the Housing Crisis

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Today, the City will hold the final public meeting on "citywide" Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) before the Seattle City Council is expected to vote...