May 3, 2018
Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) News
Citywide Open Houses:
Learn more about MHA and other City services that promote equity
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and other City departments are coming to your District to share programs, get feedback, and provide opportunities to see updated maps for Mandatory Housing Affordability. We'd love to talk with you.

Snacks and drinks provided. All are welcome. ´╗┐
May 9, 6-8pm

City departments planning to attend are: Office of Community Planning and Development (OPCD), Office of Housing (OH), Department of Neighborhoods (DON), Seattle Parks, Seattle City Light (SCL), Seattle Public Utilities with Rainwise (SPU), Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections with RRIO and code compliance (SDCI), Office of Sustainability and the Environment (OSE), Office of Economic Development (OED), King County Metro Transit (METRO), and Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).

We will be updating our calendar periodically with more information on which departments and programs will be present at each event.
Public Hearings and
´╗┐Council Meetings

District 1: June 5 at Chief Sealth High School

Dates and times are subject to change.  Click here to go to City Council's home page. If you are from a different district, you are still welcome to give testimony at any hearing.
Seattle City Council has formed a Committee of the Whole (which means all Councilmembers participate) for MHA and will be holding committee meetings and public hearings until June 2018. All events are open to the public and provide time for public comment.

Get in touch with City Council and share your suggestions for Mandatory Housing Affordability:
What is Affordable Housing?
Seattle Office of Housing  2017 Production Reports now available HERE.

What is the definition of affordable in Seattle?
Housing is considered affordable to a household if it costs no more than 30% of a household's income. The City uses a number called Area Median Income (AMI) to figure out what income levels make a person or family housing cost-burdened. Learn more about income and rent limits.

What is affordable housing?
The City of Seattle supports housing providers who create and/or manage rent-restricted homes and buildings for Seattle residents who earn under 80% of the AMI. The picture above is an example of a building that the City helped support, Ernestine Anderson Place, housing for low-income residents aged 55 and over.

Where is affordable housing located?
Check out this map of affordable rental housing across the city. 
Jesseca Brand 
Seattle Neighborhoods
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