Seattle to add more than 2,000 housing units for homeless by end of 2023

One presentation, delivered by the budget committee analysts, focused on how the city’s housing capacity for those experiencing homelessness and how it is already projected to improve over the next two years. According to those projections, the city will add a total of 2,023 housing units for homeless residents by the end of 2023. This is an increase of nearly 50% compared to the end of 2019. The number includes units being created through King County’s Health Through Housing initiative, which takes hotels closed by the COVID-19 pandemic and turns them into supportive housing. The program looks to add about 1,155 units by the end of 2022 across the entire county. In Seattle, the initiative will create a little over 400 units.

King 5 News • October 1, 2021

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California’s smart plan to let homeowners be homebuilders

Founded in 1974, the company has since grown to own and operate 6,000 units and have 250 employees. It develops both market-rate and affordable housing units but specializes in affordable housing. These types of units are set aside for people who make a set percentage of the median income for the area. Some 80% of the company’s portfolio is in L.A. Before launching his namesake firm in 1974, where he serves as chairman, Safran served a stint at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, acting as a representative for L.A. to ensure developers were building quality projects.

Bloomberg News • October 3, 2021

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Santa Fe builders can help fix the housing crisis, if we let them

The Santa Fe Housing Action Coalition, formed in 2017 by organizations representing thousands of Santa Feans, has produced a steady flow of practical solutions. Another local group, Friends of Architecture Santa Fe, just released its sensible take on what should be done. Santa Fe builders and developers know the problems and how to solve them.

The Santa Fe New Mexican • October 2, 2021

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