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City of Seattle
Seattle City Council
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Affordable Housing Forum to address increasing rents, highlight innovative solutions
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
2/12/2014  12:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Dan Nolte, Council Communications, 206-233-3981
Josh Fogt, Councilmember O'Brien's Office, 206-684-8800

Dana Robinson Slote  (206) 615-0061


Affordable Housing Forum to address increasing rents, highlight innovative solutions

Seattle - City Council will host a Workforce Housing Forum to discuss Seattle's affordable housing needs and the best methods to meet growing demand. National experts have compared conditions in Seattle against similar cities from across the country and will discuss new ideas and best practices relating to increasing affordable housing.

The City is currently evaluating the best methods increase the supply of affordable housing in Seattle by engaging with national experts, consultants, stakeholders, and the public. The Workforce Housing Forum will help inform City Council's work going forward.

The forum is free and the public is welcome to attend.

WHAT:
Seattle Workforce Housing Forum (Draft Agenda)

WHEN:
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.
12 - 4:30 p.m. - Expert Panel and Stakeholder Engagement Discussion
6 - 8 p.m. - Public Feedback Session

WHERE:
Seattle City Hall
First floor, Bertha Knight Landes Room
600 Fourth Ave, Seattle 98104

WHO:
Seattle City Councilmembers
National affordable housing experts
Stakeholders in the housing/development field
Public

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