Residents in our region face unprecedented challenges in finding and keeping homes they can afford. Rising rents continue to displace people further from their communities and push our most disenfranchised neighbors into homelessness.

Underproduction of affordable housing continues in the face of increasing material, land, and labor costs, yet we have limited resources to invest in affordable housing. The Washington State Department of Commerce estimates we will need 1 million more homes over the next 20 years. The shortfall of affordable homes has been decades in the making and the problem can’t be solved overnight.

This sustained growth in housing need means we must double down on proven strategies and create new breakthroughs.