Affordable Housing

Help Make Seattle Affordable for All. Vote YES for Homes!

Staff at YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish show their support for Prop. 1, the Seattle Housing Levy.
Staff at YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish show their support for Prop. 1, the Seattle Housing Levy.
We've all received our primary election ballots, but, as of yesterday, only 13 percent of us had returned them. Primaries often don't get as much attention as general elections, but they're also important. The stakes are particularly high in Seattle, where we have the opportunity to help make our city more affordable for all through the Housing Levy. In this opinion piece, published yesterday in the Seattle Times, our YWCA's CEO and two of her colleagues make the case for voting YES on Prop. 1, the Seattle Housing Levy. Read their take, and don't forget to vote!

A Stable Home Helped Sam Find Community, Purpose, and a Passion for Art

Sam, a resident at YWCA's Opportunity Place, holds a picture she made of a friend's pet. Sam says that creating art has built her confidence and helped her connect with community.
Sam, a resident at YWCA's Opportunity Place, holds a picture she made of a friend's pet. Sam says that creating art has built her confidence and helped her connect with community.
Read how an apartment supported by the Seattle Housing Levy transformed the life of one budding artist, and find out how you can ensure our city continues to invest in affordable homes.

Housing Discrimination Leaves People Out in the Cold

Kitsap County resident Carissa Daniels advocates for a proposed state law that would make it illegal for landlords to discriminate against tenants based on the source of their income. Photo courtesy Carissa Daniels.
Kitsap County resident Carissa Daniels advocates for a proposed state law that would make it illegal for landlords to discriminate against tenants based on the source of their income. Photo courtesy Carissa Daniels.
A domestic violence survivor who lives with a disability, Carissa Daniels uses a housing choice (aka Section 8) voucher to help pay the rent. She writes that when she and her daughter look for housing, they run into landlords who refuse to accept her voucher. Advocates are working to outlaw this kind of discrimination; find out how you can help!
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