Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda

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“We are facing our worst housing affordability crisis in decades. My vision is a city where people who work in Seattle can afford to live here. Housing affordability is just one building block to a more equitable city. It goes hand in hand with our efforts on raising the minimum wage, providing preschool education for low-income children, and increasing access to parks and transit. We all share a responsibility in making Seattle affordable. Together, this plan will take us there.”

– Mayor Ed Murray

Please visit seattle.gov/HALA for more information.

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  4. […] Come check out the Key Proposals at one of our upcoming open houses. At the meetings you can learn more about what’s proposed, and chat with staff to share your thoughts and ask questions. We’ll also have information available about the potential expansion of our urban villages, and the City’s proposed Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda. […]

  5. […] Tomorrow evening, starting at 5pm, there is a meeting to officially launch the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) work plan for 2016. Mayor Ed Murray will be in attendance along with a number of department leaders discussing the work required to implement the HALA recommendations. We strongly encourage urbanists to attend: […]

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