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September 2020

Affordable Housing Week Oct 12-16

Webinars, workshops, online convenings, and even some games/challenges to bring folks into their community are all part of the program agenda for this year's Affordable Housing Week (AHW) an annual presentation of the Housing Development Consortium. Like many events scheduled during 2020, AHW - scheduled for October 12-16 will be offered in a digital format.

"Know Your Zone" is the theme for this year's Housing Week. Organizers say it will be an opportunity to apply lessons from online events and learn about housing policies and programs that have an impact on neighbors, businesses, and organizations in participants' communities.

As in past years, housing advocates will "gather, strategize, and re-energize over new ideas to address King County's housing crisis."

Housing advocates are encouraged to host their own event using the event proposal form on the AHW website The deadline is September 11.  Possibilities suggested by event planners include:

  • Virtual groundbreakings and grand openings of recently started, completed, or rehabbed buildings.
  • Virtual Open houses or milestone celebrations of existing buildings.
  • Socially Distanced neighborhood tours by foot or bicycle that give the wider context of how strong communities and affordable homes fit together.
  • Virtual panels or discussions linking housing to relevant economic or social trends or to other critical social issues, such as, as racial equity, education, public health, employment etc.
  • Actions that raise awareness about local/regional affordable housing conditions and need.

For more information about Affordable Housing Week, visit the Housing Development Consortium's AHW website.

The Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County comprises 175+ member organizations who work collaboratively to meet the housing needs of people with limited incomes throughout the region.