Select Committee on Citywide Mandatory Housing Affordability

To deliberate and review the suite of actions related to implementing the Mandatory Housing Affordability program citywide, including changes that would allow for more units and taller buildings in the City's urban villages, urban village expansion areas, and all places with multifamily or commercial zoning in exchange for a requirement that new development contribute to building affordable housing for middle-income earners.

Purpose

The purpose of the Select Committee on Citywide Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) is limited to considering actions needed to implement MHA citywide including changes to land use regulations, zoning designations, comprehensive plan language and maps, including neighborhood Plan policies and changes to Urban Village Boundaries on the City’s Future Land Use Map (FLUM); and development standards for all multifamily and commercial areas not excluding areas previously rezoned to implement MHA (portions of the University District; Downtown and South Lake Union; Chinatown/International District; Intersections at 23rd Avenue at Jackson, Cherry and Union; and Uptown Urban Village).

To review the proposed legislation, the City Council has formed a Select Committee, comprised of all nine Councilmembers, to review the MHA legislation in committee. The Council will also conduct an extensive public engagement process before voting on the legislation, including lunch-and-learn events, public hearings, and participation in community open houses hosted by the Department of Neighborhoods and the Office of Planning and Community Development. See the Committee Calendar (link to be inserted) for the schedule of Council community engagement events beginning in January 2018 (dates and times subject to change).

For an interactive map of the areas where zoning changes are being considered, see the Mayor’s Preferred Alternative.

Committee Members

Meetings

 

DATE

 

EVENT

 

LOCATION

Monday, January 29, 2018

10:30 AM

Select Committee Kickoff

Seattle City Hall, Council Chambers

601 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Monday, February 12, 2018

10:30 AM

Select Committee Meeting

Seattle City Hall, Council Chambers

601 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Monday, March 12, 2018

10:30 AM

Select Committee Meeting

Seattle City Hall, Council Chambers

601 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Monday, April 16, 2018

10:30 AM

Select Committee Meeting

Seattle City Hall, Council Chambers

601 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Monday, May 07, 2018

10:30 AM

Select Committee Meeting

Seattle City Hall, Council Chambers

601 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Monday, June 04, 2018

10:30 AM

Select Committee Meeting

Seattle City Hall, Council Chambers

601 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Monday, June 25, 2018

10:30 AM

Select Committee Meeting

Seattle City Hall, Council Chambers

601 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Monday, July 16, 2018

10:30 AM

Select Committee Meeting

Seattle City Hall, Council Chambers

601 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Monday, July 30, 2018

10:30 AM

Select Committee Meeting

Seattle City Hall, Council Chambers

601 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Monday, August 06, 2018

10:30 AM

Select Committee Meeting

Seattle City Hall, Council Chambers

601 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Additional Meetings and Public Hearings may be scheduled as necessary.

How to Comment

There are several ways to communicate your input with the committee.

  • Public comment at committee meetings
  • Public Hearings
  • Open Houses
  • Email your Councilmember
  • Phone your Councilmember
  • Write a comment letter

Resources