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Join Us at Our Housing Affordability & Livability Open House for SE Seattle Neighborhoods

HALA Open HouseSeattle Department of Neighborhoods, in collaboration with Office of Housing, Seattle Parks & Recreation, Office of Planning & Community Development, Department of Transportation, and others, is hosting a Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Open House on Saturday, February 4 from 10am to 12pm at The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Ave S) in Columbia City.

Everyone interested in making a more affordable, livable Seattle for all are invited to come, learn, and join in conversation with your neighbors.

This Open House is a great chance to connect with your neighbors and share information. You can enjoy complimentary food and soft drinks. All ages are welcome, so feel free to bring the kids. We hope to see you there!



What can I expect from this Open House?

You can check out all the information and talk with City staff, as well as with your neighbors. City staff will be available to talk one-on-one. They can also take your comments.

Specific to southeast neighborhoods, this Open House will present proposed changes to Southeast Urban Villages. Urban Village maps will be shared for:

Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) staff will be present to answer questions about RapidRide, ST3, and the neighborhood greenways.

Seattle Parks and Recreation will share their 2017 Development Plan and plans for Brighton Playfield renovations.

You can also learn more about Democracy Vouchers from the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission, about Open Space plans from the Office of Planning & Community Development, about Parking Reform from the Department of Construction & Inspections, and about Trees for Seattle from the Office of Sustainability & Environment.


What will be done with the comments collected?

As a whole, all collected comments will help shape and change policy and programs.


What if I can’t attend but I want to give comment on these projects?

There are several ways to comment, so choose what works best for you.

  • You can send us an email at
  • If you would prefer to talk to someone, you can call the HALA Hotline: (206) 743-6612. (Note: the hotline is staffed M-F from 9 am to 5 pm; if you don’t get someone just leave a message, and they will get back to you.)
  • Anyone can join the online conversation at
  • You are welcome to attend any upcoming neighborhood meetings, or if you would like HALA staff to come and meet specifically with your group, you can email Jesseca Brand at to make arrangements.