New budget from Seattle mayor spends big on affordable housing, boosts funds for public safety

In the final budget proposal of her administration, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan lays out spending for $190 million on affordable housing, a number which would represent a single year record.

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The historically large investment in affordable housing includes a combination of resources, including the Mandatory Housing Affordability program, JumpStart payroll tax revenue, and federal dollars from the 2021 Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery (CLFR) fund. The investments will include $6 million to promote home ownership – as was recommended by Durkan’s the Equitable Communities Initiative  Task Force – as well nearly $16-million from a continued investment in the Strategic Investment

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