Tag: Stepping Forward

Congratulations to Tenants on Defeat of “Stepping Forward” Rent Hike Proposal

December 17th, 2014

Dear Tenants and Housing Justice Activists, Congratulations to everybody who participated in such an inspiring movement. On Monday this week, the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) announced that it will withdraw the proposed Stepping Forward program for a year. In this letter, Executive Director Andrew Lofton says the SHA “decided to put consideration of the Stepping […]

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Letter to SHA Against Rent Hikes

October 3rd, 2014

Below is a letter I sent to Andrew Lofton, Executive Director of the Seattle Housing Authority.  It details my opposition to SHA’s “Stepping Forward” proposal,  which raises rents for low-income tenants. Dear Mr. Lofton, Over the last month, you have been trying to garner public support for “Stepping Forward,” a program that will increase the rents […]

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Statement on Mayor Murray’s Housing Affordability and Livability Advisory Committee

September 25th, 2014

Voices needed for an expansion of public housing, for a major increase in developer fees, for taxing the wealthy, and for rent control September 24, 2014 Yesterday, Mayor Murray announced his proposal for the formation of a Housing Affordability and Livability Advisory Committee. I welcome any serious steps to address this urgent issue. As we […]

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