Seattle Hearing Examiner Ruling Clears Path for More Affordable Housing
Mayor Jenny A. Durkan heralded a ruling by the Seattle Hearing Examiner that clears the path for more affordable housing in Seattle.
The Seattle Hearing Examiner ruled on Wednesday, November 21 that the environmental analysis of MHA conducted by the City, the Environmental Impact Statement, adequately explores most of the major impacts of the proposal, as well as identified policies that policymakers could implement to mitigate those impacts. The ruling does call for some refinements to the analysis that the City is prepared to start quickly.
With today’s ruling by the Seattle Hearing Examiner, the Seattle City Council can move forward early next year to consider and adopt legislation implementing
Mandatory Housing Affordability
(MHA) requirements on new development in neighborhoods across Seattle. MHA is expected to generate at least 6,000 new rent-restricted homes for low-income people over the next decade. (