223 Yesler Way
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Sponsored by Stop the Sweeps Seattle and others
1:00 – 4:00 PM
223 Yesler Way
Take Action for Affordable Housing! Come discuss the campaign’s progress and get involved. We’ll be in the community room at the Frye in Pioneer Square, near King County Courthouse.
— We are at a crossroads in Seattle’s history. As population and housing costs surge, the inseparable crises of homelessness, housing insecurity, and displacement deepen. We can’t solve these crises without far more affordable housing. In order to meet the need, Seattle must build approximately 20,000 more homes affordable to low-income families and individuals in the next ten years .
The most marginalized communities are disproportionately impacted by the homelessness crisis. For example, 29% of individuals experiencing homelessness in Seattle/King County last year identified as Black or African American, compared with 6% of the general population. 55% identify as people of color.
Due to pressure from the Housing For All Coalition, the City Council has formed a Progressive Revenue Task Force to recommend funding sources, such as a tax on big businesses, to create new housing, shelter and services without further taxing working and poor people. We can win this by the end of March – but only with your help. The Housing For All Coalition formed in fall 2017 to urge the City to:
Step up the creation of deeply affordable housing.
Expand and improve shelters and services.
Don’t criminalize people trying to survive outside.
You can read about our Fall 2017 accomplishments here: https://www.housingforallseattle.org/city-budget-2018/
Over 60 Seattle-based organizations have endorsed the platform of the Housing For All Coalition, which you can find at https://www.housingforallseattle.org/platform/
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