#DoorKnockTheBlock: Fighting For Affordable Housing
October 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Everyone in Seattle deserves a safe, healthy, and affordable place to call home —and the lack of safe and affordable housing is one of the most pressing issues facing our city. Although Seattle’s booming economy has brought great benefits, there are too few homes—especially affordable homes—to accommodate our growing population. Our housing crisis needs a multi-faceted solution. We need a comprehensive approach, and a proven coalition-builder to help address Seattle’s housing needs, and I am ready to act now.
As your City Councilmember, I will work with individuals, families, and seniors to develop the affordable housing options that we need now in Seattle. I am committed to moving forward to create real solutions, for the real families and seniors I speak to every day. The lack of affordable housing options is hurting everyone in our local economy, including our low-income and middle-income families. We must create more affordable housing options for everyone living in Seattle.
Join us as we focus on issues around Housing Affordability! We will be door knocking with our community partners who are passionate about these issues.
If you would like to join us, contact our Field Director Tai at: Tai@teamteresa.org
- Move forward with the blueprint to create at least 20,000 affordable homes—in the next 10 years and invest in additional publicly owned housing options now because HALA alone isn’t enough.
- Work with communities of color and those who are most at risk of gentrification to create housing and new development that is reflective of community needs.
- Call for an immediate conveyance of City-owned, developable land parcels to be developed into affordable housing with affordable retail and community facilities (such as early learning programs) on the ground floor.
- Prioritize housing dollars on transit oriented sites, such as Northgate, Roosevelt, and places near light rail and transit, to build needed affordable housing and walkable communities along transit lines.
- Hold large developers accountable—if a new development doesn’t include the mandated affordable housing on-site, then get the in-lieu fees immediately to reinvest in affordable housing options.
- Help more low-income homeowners and seniors stay in their homes by increasing access to low-income and senior property tax exemptions or deferrals, and create more senior housing throughout our community.
- Support Seattle’s Equitable Development Initiative to invest in our community infrastructure and cultural anchors that promote development done right.
- Pass rent stabilization policies to protect against surprise spikes in rent and unaffordable increases.