City of Seattle, Seattle Housing Authority Announce Partnership To Create New Mixed-Income Community (Seattle Housing Authority)

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February 19th, 2020

From the Seattle Medium:

On Monday, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the rare opportunity for the City of Seattle and the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) to partner on transforming 8 acres of property into a mixed-income community near the Northgate Light Rail station. Located in a high opportunity and high displacement risk neighborhood, the property sits next to a city park, near the Northgate Community Center and Library. 

In December 2019, the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) acquired the property located just north of Northgate Mall and the future Northgate light rail station, which will most immediately preserve 211 units of unsubsidized affordable housing presently located on the site. Over the coming year, the City and Seattle Housing Authority will work together to plan for a more dense, connected and diverse community with mixed-income housing and community-serving spaces. This will include community engagement and commitments for investment.  

“Northgate is on the leading edge of equitable growth for our City. This new acquisition and partnership with SHA ensure that we will not lose ground on affordable housing in this high-opportunity community,” said Durkan. “Over the coming years, we will work with the community on long-term planning for a transformational redevelopment, ensuring Northgate remains affordable for the next generation.” 

Read the Seattle Medium's article "City of Seattle, Seattle Housing Authority Announce Partnership To Create New Mixed-Income Community," featuring the Seattle Housing Authority.

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