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Closer look at petition-driven Seattle social housing plan
City Inside/Out: I-135, social housing measure
5/20/202228:07

A signature-gathering effort is underway for a housing measure that has divided Seattle’s affordable housing developer community. Supporters say I-135 is desperately needed to provide permanent public housing for low and middle-income residents, but critics argue funding mechanisms already exist and worry the measure will distract voters from next year’s housing levy renewal.

 Guests:

Tiffani McCoy, Co-chair, Yes on I-135 (Social Housing)

Roger Valdez/Director, Seattle for Growth

Suresh Chanmugam, Software Engineer, Tech 4 Housing

Dan Watson, Interim Director, King County Housing Authority

Sharon Lee, Executive Director, Low Income Housing Institute 

The Housing Development Consortium provided this statement to explain its opposition to I-135, in lieu of an interview:

https://www.housingconsortium.org/2022/04/27/hdc-statement-on-initiative-135/

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