Jun 17, 2008

Affordable Housing (MFTE) in Miller area

Our neighborhood has long been interested in maintaining a diversity of housing options in the area. Our low-income housing needs are well served by Capitol Hill Housing, but the rapid redevelopment of our area is surely pricing "those in the middle" out of the neighborhood.

The Mayor has proposed extending the Seattle Homes Within Reach (Multifamily Tax Exemption, aka MFTE) Program, which may address that issue. The legislation is being voted on by the City Council's Housing & Economic Development Committee this Wednesday.

I was approached (separately, very recently) by Councilmember Licata and by the Seattle Displacement Coalition, inviting me as a "Madison-Miller Neighborhood Leader" to express my concerns to the Housing Committee.

It appeared to me (personally) that, while the MTFE legislation may have flaws, it is the best way to stimulate the inclusion of "workforce" housing in the large number of apartments that are going to be built on Madison in the next couple of years.

I therefore wrote personal letters to the Housing Committee in favor of the MTFE legislation.

My act as a "Madison-Miller Neighborhood Leader" (if that's what I am) is to share with you the letters and data from Licata and the Coalition, and my replies to them, and to invite you to testify (in person or by letter/E-mail) to the Committee. BTW here's Licata's take on the issue.

This link should lead you to all the correspondence, and includes contact info for Councilmembers (or use links here). After you've shared your thoughts with the Committee, you might care to post them as comments to this post.

Many thanks for your time,
Andrew

3 comments:

Andrew Taylor said...

(via E-mail)
Thanks Andrew. FYI, we are very supportive of the MFTE program, and expanding it per the Mayor's proposal (which is opposed by Nick and the Displacement Coalition). We think it is critical to involve private developers in providing housing that is affordable to our workforce, particularly in new projects in rapidly developing and desirable neighborhoods, and this is one important tool. sue
__________________________
Susan Cary
Director of Asset Management
Capitol Hill Housing
1406 10th Avenue, Suite 101
Seattle WA 98122
206.329.7303

Andrew Taylor said...

From Licata's office (with permission):
Lisa Herbold here - the growth targets and goals in the document Nick sent you are for the period 2004-2024. 62% of the M/M growth goals have been met with *constructed* units. (more than 1/2 your goals) Please open the document Nick provided called "Estimated Net New Dwelling Units Built by Year."

Secondly the units that will be built cannot be called "work force housing" with a straight face The need for rental housing affordable to 90% and 100% median income (the Mayor's proposal) is not supported by any research I've seen. The rents in these buildings - that will then get a tax reduction - under the Mayor's proposal can go up to $1668/year for a one bedroom apartment. I'd be happy to review any evidence that there is now or projected to be a shortage of rental housing for people earning between $50K and $56K.

Nick's position is that he supports the 2004 program, not the CHANGES proposed by the Mayor.

(and later)
Eek - I don't want to post that some of your numbers are off. Seems like that would be awfully bad form on my part. I just thought you might want to make some changes yourself.

I should say too that the 2004 program (that Nick supports) builds 60-70% housing. You make reference to the fact that the under 50% population is well served as if to suggest the this is the population Nick suggests MFTE should serve...he does not. An MFTE program to support 60% - 70%, like that Nic k supports, would subsidize a 1 bedroom apt. affordable to 60-70% median income, renting for between $1000-$1,168/month. ~ L

sexy said...

情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣用品,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,情趣,A片,視訊聊天室,聊天室,視訊,視訊聊天室,080苗栗人聊天室,上班族聊天室,成人聊天室,中部人聊天室,一夜情聊天室,情色聊天室,視訊交友網,A片,A片,A片,A片A片,A片

免費A片,AV女優,美女視訊,情色交友,免費AV,色情網站,辣妹視訊,美女交友,色情影片,成人影片,成人網站,A片,H漫,18成人,成人圖片,成人漫畫,情色網,日本A片,免費A片下載,性愛

A片,色情,成人,做愛,情色文學,A片下載,色情遊戲,色情影片,色情聊天室,情色電影,免費視訊,免費視訊聊天,免費視訊聊天室,一葉情貼圖片區,情色,情色視訊,免費成人影片,視訊交友,視訊聊天,視訊聊天室,言情小說,愛情小說,AIO,AV片,A漫,avdvd,聊天室,自拍,情色論壇,視訊美女,AV成人網,色情A片,SEX,成人論壇

情趣用品,A片,免費A片,AV女優,美女視訊,情色交友,色情網站,免費AV,辣妹視訊,美女交友,色情影片,成人網站,H漫,18成人,成人圖片,成人漫畫,成人影片,情色網


情趣用品,A片,免費A片,日本A片,A片下載,線上A片,成人電影,嘟嘟成人網,成人,成人貼圖,成人交友,成人圖片,18成人,成人小說,成人圖片區,微風成人區,成人文章,成人影城,情色,情色貼圖,色情聊天室,情色視訊,情色文學,色情小說,情色小說,臺灣情色網,色情,情色電影,色情遊戲,嘟嘟情人色網,麗的色遊戲,情色論壇,色情網站,一葉情貼圖片區,做愛,性愛,美女視訊,辣妹視訊,視訊聊天室,視訊交友網,免費視訊聊天,美女交友,做愛影片

av,情趣用品,a片,成人電影,微風成人,嘟嘟成人網,成人,成人貼圖,成人交友,成人圖片,18成人,成人小說,成人圖片區,成人文章,成人影城,愛情公寓,情色,情色貼圖,色情聊天室,情色視訊,情色文學,色情小說,情色小說,色情,寄情築園小遊戲,情色電影,aio,av女優,AV,免費A片,日本a片,美女視訊,辣妹視訊,聊天室,美女交友,成人光碟

情趣用品.A片,情色,情色貼圖,色情聊天室,情色視訊,情色文學,色情小說,情色小說,色情,寄情築園小遊戲,情色電影,色情遊戲,色情網站,聊天室,ut聊天室,豆豆聊天室,美女視訊,辣妹視訊,視訊聊天室,視訊交友網,免費視訊聊天,免費A片,日本a片,a片下載,線上a片,av女優,av,成人電影,成人,成人貼圖,成人交友,成人圖片,18成人,成人小說,成人圖片區,成人文章,成人影城,成人網站,自拍,尋夢園聊天室