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Mayor Durkan Announces Bold Action to Deliver 500 Permanent Homes in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

Office of Housing Accelerates Funding and Alternative Construction Method to Support Long-term Solution to Homelessness, Which Disproportionally Impacts People of Color  Seattle  (June 10, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that the City of Seattle Office of Housing is taking bold action to create 500 new permanent supportive housing units through alternative construction, reducing significantly the costs and timeline. This initiative will leverage Seattle’s expertise in… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Emergency Eviction Order and Resources for those Impacted by COVID-19

Mayor Durkan Signs Emergency Order to Halt Residential Evictions (March 14, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed an emergency order to put into place a temporary moratorium on residential evictions, which will keep Seattle families from losing their homes as a result of impacts from the pandemic. The temporary moratorium will… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Highlights Progress Made on Housing and Homelessness During State of the City Address

Seattle (Feb. 18, 2019) – In her third State of the City Address, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan highlighted progress made on housing and homelessness and outlined her plans to further continue to address the affordable housing and homelessness crisis. You can watch the Mayor’s 2020 State of City or read… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces $110 Million to Create 1,944 Affordable Homes, the Largest Award in the City’s History

City will leverage $600 million in additional investments through public and private sources Over the last 3 years City has directly invested $250 million for a total of nearly $1.5 billion to create 4,000 affordable homes Seattle (December 9, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City of… [ Keep reading ]

A message from the Director: Mayor Jenny Durkan’s 2020 Budget

Includes $25 Million for Affordable Housing Yesterday, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released her 2020 Proposed Budget. In the second year of the two-year budget biennium, this budget maintains core services while at the same time increasing investments in five key priorities: affordable housing, homelessness, youth opportunity, transit and transportation and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Two Initial Steps As Part of Her New “Housing Seattle Now” Plan

Seattle (July 24, 2019) –Today, at 12th Avenue Arts on Capitol Hill, Mayor Durkan laid out her vision for addressing Seattle’s housing crisis and announce her plan for a surge of new investments in housing for low- and middle-income families: “Housing Seattle Now.” Mayor Durkan also announced two initial new… [ Keep reading ]

To Help Address Displacement in Southeast Seattle, Mayor Durkan Announces $4.92 Million to Permanently Fund Affordable Housing Cooperative at Othello Square

Community-Based Opportunity Center Includes Job Development, Small Business Assistance, Affordable Commercial Space and Additional Market-Rate and Affordable Homes Seattle (May 7, 2018) – To empower community efforts to curb displacement and build a more affordable future for Southeast Seattle, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and the Seattle Office of Housing announced the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Advances Vision to Create New Affordable, Livable Community at Magnolia’s Ft. Lawton with Release of Draft Redevelopment Plan

Plan would create new affordable homes, preserve park space in a high opportunity area of our growing City Legislation will be transmitted to City Council this Spring Seattle (February 4, 2019) – To help address Seattle’s housing and affordability crisis and advance a vision for a new affordable, livable community at Ft. Lawton in Magnolia, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released her draft plan for redevelopment of approximately 34… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Office of Housing Announce $75 million Investment in Affordable Homes

Mayor Durkan and Office of Housing Announce $75 million Investment in Affordable Homes On December 17, 2018 Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and the Office of Housing announced more than $75 million in investments to build and preserve 1,400 affordable homes in neighborhoods across Seattle, including the construction of… [ Keep reading ]