Eight low-income housing projects, representing 809 new apartments, are securing funding and beginning their planning and permitting processes, according to the Office of Housing. This morning Steve Walker, the Director of Seattle’s Office of Housing, presented to the Committee on Housing Affordability, Human Services, and Economic Resiliency on how these projects are going.
His presentation included the details on the eight projects. Funding the Council and City approved in the 2016 budget will provide a total of $45 million including federal matching funds.
The projects are spread throughout Seattle, including one in South Lake Union, currently one of the most desirable and expensive areas of the city.
Recognizing that 809 units only addresses a small fraction of the need for affordable housing, the Office of Housing is also looking at surplus properties in Seattle for additional low-income housing projects in Seattle.