ACTION NEEDED: Support Councilmember Lisa Herbold’s proposal to Preserve Existing Affordable Housing!
From Lisa Herbold’s blog:
I believe that the City’s plan for growth must include dedicated funding for a new preservation strategy to reduce displacement and minimize the loss of affordable housing. My office will continue its work with community partners to develop program policies, including a case study and to discuss with my colleagues on the Council the pros and cons of different dedicated revenue sources in addition to the Housing Bond and Growth Fund.
For the full blog post click here and scroll down to post from April 8, 2016: http://herbold.seattle.gov/
Please write the City Councilmembers and the Mayor to express your support for Councilmember Lisa Herbold’s commitment to preserve existing affordable housing and minimize displacement.
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I would like to applaud City Councilmember Lisa Herbold for her commitment to preserving existing affordable housing and reducing displacement. I agree that this is the missing piece of our housing strategy. I hope steps are taken to ensure preserving the homes of vulnerable Seattle residents is a priority in our housing agenda.
If you would like to view the full presentation to the City Council committee on Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods & Finance click on the link below. To the right of the video is a jump link to “Discussion on Affordable Housing Preservation Strategy - 1:07:25”
This is another excellent document on alternative solutions. Lisa Herbold was one of the authors.