One of the biggest issues facing Bellevue and the entire Puget Sound region is the need for more affordable housing.
Bellevue’s Affordable Housing Strategy was adopted in 2017 and sets a goal of creating 2,500 affordable homes over ten years. The city outlined 21 actions we can take to preserve existing affordable housing and increase the amount of affordable housing.
One of those actions, C-1, calls on the city to create more opportunity for development on land owned by non-profit housing and faith-based organizations. Recent state legislation also requires cities to provide incentives for affordable housing that is built on land owned by faith-based organizations.
With that in mind the city council has directed staff to draft policy that would help us achieve this important action.
As part of the process we’ll be engaging with residents and stakeholder to share information and ask for feedback. To kick things off we’re hosting an Affordable Housing Town Hall on Thursday, September 24th from 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
During this meeting, we’ll provide an overview of the C-1 Action, outline the process, and answer questions. To RSVP go to https://tinyurl.com/
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Brooke Brod at email@example.com.