What is the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda?

In September 2014, Mayor Murray and the City Council gathered leaders in our community to help develop a bold agenda for increasing the affordability of housing in our city by convening a Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Advisory Committee.

The 28-member Committee included renters and homeowners, for-profit and non-profit developers, and other local housing experts. After months of deliberation, they reached consensus and published a report with over 60 recommendations to consider.

The Mayor’s action plan calls for implementation of many of the Committee’s recommendations through tenant protections, renewing and increasing the Housing Levy, requiring affordable housing with new multifamily and commercial development, and more. […]