Leveraging Growth for Affordability

We've leveraged new development downtown to created community benefits and affordable housing, including more than 1,500 new affordable homes in the last two years. Learn more.

Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA)

For the first time, we are requiring that new development contribute to affordable housing throughout our city. Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) will create and preserve 6,000 rent- and income-restricted homes over 10 years. MHA is now in place in the U District, Downtown, and South Lake Union. We are looking for community input on citywide MHA implementation. Join the conversation.

Multifamily Tax Exemption (MFTE)

We expanded the reach of the Multifamily Tax Exemption (MFTE) program. This means new buildings can include rent- and income-restricted homes in more neighborhoods, increasing affordable housing options throughout Seattle.

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