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City of Seattle
Seattle City Council
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Council Hosts Affordable Housing Listening Session to hear challenges, successes acquiring workforce housing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
6/16/2014  10:00:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Josh Fogt, Councilmember O'Brien's Office, 206-684-8800

Dana Robinson Slote  (206) 615-0061


Council Hosts Affordable Housing Listening Session to hear challenges, successes acquiring workforce housing

SeattleCity Council will host a listening session to hear resident experiences finding affordable housing in Seattle. Neighbors will have the opportunity to address Councilmembers, followed by small group discussions to engage in more detailed housing-specific conversations.

The City is currently evaluating workforce housing needs and policies by engaging with national experts, consultants, stakeholders and the public. The Workforce Housing Listening Session will provide Councilmembers with true-to-life, anecdotal experiences to help inform City Council's work going forward. A follow-up event on data-driven policy recommendations is scheduled for July 14, 2014. Initial consultant reports and presentations are available here.

Seattleites are encouraged to bring stories of their efforts to secure affordable housing. Each member of the public will have up to two minutes to speak, and public comment sign-up sheets will be available at 5:45 p.m.

Refreshments, childcare and interpretation will be available.

WHAT:
Workforce Housing Listening Session

WHEN:
6:30 p.m., Monday, June 16
6:30 – 7:15 p.m. – Public Testimony
7:15 – 8:00 p.m. – Small Group Discussions

There will be a community presentation at 6:30 p.m., preceding the Council's Listening Session.

WHERE:
Eritrean Community Center
1954 Massachusetts St., Seattle 98144

WHO:
Seattle City Councilmembers
Public

Interpretation Services can be available for the following. Please contact Councilmember Mike O'Brien's aide, Esther Handy, at esther.handy@seattle.gov or (206) 684-5323 to request:

Vietnamese:
Các dịch vụ thông dịch có thể hiện có cho ngôn ngữ sau đây: Tiếng Việt

Spanish:
Se pueden ofrecer servicios de interpretación para el siguiente idioma: Español

Tagalog:
May mga Serbisyo sa Pagsasalinwika na maaaring magamit para sa mga sumusunod: Tagalog

Somali:
Adeegyada Turjubaanista ayaa lagu heli karaa: Soomaali

Korean:
다음 언어 관련 번역 서비스를 이용할 수 있습니다: 한국어

Simplified Chinese:
可提供以下语言的口译服务:中文

Traditional Chinese:
可提供以下語言的口譯服務:中文

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