Affordable Housing

Supporting a range of housing options and affordability levels within the urban core areas.

PASSING LAWS TO CREATE AFFORDABLE HOUSING

To solve our traffic problem, policymakers must think about transportation and housing together. The way we use our land in relation to our transportation systems is critically important. Apartments and condos should be built near efficient transportation routes, and we should make sure these housing options are affordable, not all luxury condos.

The legislature should adopt successful models for creating affordable housing. For example, Shoreline requires that 20 percent of new apartment units be rented at below market rates. This policy has created over 313 new affordable apartments since 2012.