February 13 Meeting – Will HALA deliver housing affordability or only result in further gentrification?

To look closer at the possible negative displacement and gentrification impacts of the HALA recommendations, and explore how “the market” will produce so many deeply affordable units, we will have a panel discussion of HALA and the 2035 Equity Analysis.  We are pleased to be joined by Geoffrey Wendlandt (tentative) from the Seattle’s Department of Planning and Community Development, Prof. Henry McGee from Seattle University (whose did the seminal analysis of changes to Seattle’s Central District), activist and organizer Amir Islam (United Hood Movement), and a member of the HALA committee (TBD).

This will be an important conversation about what lays ahead in 2016 for the city and our neighborhoods, and what you need to know to assess impacts of HALA on your neighborhood.

Please join us on Saturday, February 13 at 9am for what should prove to be a informative and lively discussion.

More background information on the topic of HALA and gentrification can be found here.

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