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Seattle Renters’ Commission supports Transit Riders’ Union ORCA for All Campaign

Members of the Seattle Renters’ Commission have issued a statement in support of the Transit Riders’ Union ORCA for All campaign which envisions a near future when every resident and every worker in Seattle and King County has an unlimited transit pass in hand. Excerpts from letter: “The Seattle Renters’ Commission supports… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Renters’ Commission urges City of Seattle to enact eviction forgiveness measures

Members of theSeattle Renters’ Commissionhave issued a statement urging the City of Seattleto enact eviction forgiveness measures that will prohibit the use of eviction records older than 3 years when determining eligibility for housing and seal all eviction records after 7 years. Excerpts from letter: “Poor families, immigrants, people of… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Renters’ Commission urges City of Seattle to pass an emergency moratorium on evictions during winter

Members of theSeattle Renters’ Commissionhave issued a statement urging the City of Seattleto pause all evictions of renters immediately and to continue a moratorium on evictions through the end of winter. They also urge the City to immediately open all emergency winter shelters for neighbors already living outside. Excerpts from… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Renters’ Commission urges City of Seattle to pass ADU reform

Members of theSeattle Renters’ Commissionhave issued a statement urging the City of Seattleto make it easier to construct accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and to further use ADUs to fight the affordability and displacement crisis. As stated in their letter to Mayor Durkan and Seattle City Council: Our affordability and displacement… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Renters’ Commission urges City of Seattle to take action on two issues affecting renters

The Seattle Renters’ Commission has recently issued statements urging the City of Seattle to act on two issues affecting renters: In line with their 2015 resolution, Seattle City Council and Mayor Durkan are urged to affirm their support of a repeal of the Statewide rent control ban; and once state… [ Keep reading ]

Young Adults: Get Engaged on our Boards and Commissions

Are you age 18-29 and interested in participating in city government? Consider joining one of our boards and commissions: The Community Involvement Commission works to ensure that City departments are creating and implementing equitable and inclusive outreach and engagement strategies. The Seattle Renters’ Commission provides information, advice, and counsel to the Mayor,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Renters’ Commission urges City of Seattle to build affordable housing at Fort Lawton as quickly as possible

Members of the Seattle Renters’ Commission have issued a statement urging the City of Seattle to move forward with the plan to build 238 units of affordable housing at Fort Lawton as quickly as possible. “Affordability is the single largest issue that renters in Seattle face today. As the city gets more expensive,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Renters’ Commission issues statement in support of Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA)

Members of the Seattle Renters’ Commission appeared before the Seattle City Council’s Select Committee on Citywide Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) yesterday to voice their support of MHA. They have also issued a statement urging the Seattle City Council to pass Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) legislation. “This is the first step in a… [ Keep reading ]