WASHINGTON STATE

HOUSE DEMOCRATS

MEDIA ADVISORY: Media availability on eviction reform, affordable housing & homelessness legislative package

WHO: Rep. Nicole Macri, Washingtonians harmed by broken eviction system, local government elected officials seeking affordable housing solutions for their communities, House and Senate Democrats.

WHAT: Media availability highlighting Build More, Build Better, Build Up  & Build Stability package of legislation. Package is aimed at supporting renters, addressing homelessness, housing affordability, housing stock in Washington state.

WHEN: Thursday, February 7, 12:30-1pm

WHERE: House Hearing Room B, John L. O’Brien Building

WHY:

  • Build Morewe need affordable housing in ALL parts of the state. A LOT more. One of the ways we can build more is by making additional investments in programs we know work well, like the Housing Trust Fund, sales tax credits, and public works loans.
  • Build BetterThere’s too much red tape that gets in the way of addressing community needs quickly and efficiently. There’s still work lawmakers can do to streamline environmental permitting, make better use of available public land, and expedite lending procedures.
  • Build Up—we need more density around transit centers. Affordable housing and public transit go hand-in-hand.
  • Build Stability—Our communities are unstable because our broken eviction system imposes life-shattering consequences in a very short amount of time.