Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Notice of Appeal to MHA FEIS

A legal notice of appeal to the City of Seattle's Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was filed on November 27, 2017.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Mandatory Housing Affordable FEIS Now Available

Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) ensures that new commercial and multifamily residential development contributes to affordable housing. MHA will provide at least 6,000 new rent-restricted, income-restricted homes for low-income people. The MHA affordable housing requirements would take effect when the Seattle City Council adopts new zoning that adds development capacity.

We are pleased to release a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on the proposal to implement MHA in urban villages and commercial and multifamily zoned areas throughout the city.  You are receiving this message because you commented on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). Read the FEIS notice of availability here.

As a next step in the process, the City’s Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) will forward legislation to the City Council for their review, which would enact MHA in the study area. After additional community engagement and public hearings, the City Council is expected to consider voting on the proposed legislation in the summer of 2018.