HALA and Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) Reference Material

City’s official website: http://www.seattle.gov/hala

HALA MHA Overview materials

Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) overview:  http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/HALA/Policy/MHA_Overview.pdf

The Grand Bargain Memo of Understanding: http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/HALA/HALA%20Grand%20Bargain.pdf

AMI & Affordable Housing defined (City’s HALA FAQ):  “What is the definition of affordable housing and who will it serve?

MHA Framework Legislation

The MHA Framework Legislation defines how the upzones will be controlled and the conditions for incentive performance and payment.  This legislation is worth reading, so you can understand how the MHA program will work once upzones are approved

The Ordinance:   https://seattle.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=2782486&GUID=74AA36BA-1021-4FEC-A20F-6D6F064CF21A&Options=Advanced&Search=&FullText=1

The Directors Rule describing in simpler terms what the Ordinance does:  http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/HALA/Director’s%20Report.pdf

Feb 2017 update briefing materials for City Council

City Council was supposed to have a HALA briefing on Feb 6, but the snow day caused a cancellation.  It will be rescheduled and available for viewing on the Seattle Channel at a later date.  Meanwhile, you can still view the materials at the Full Council Briefing Agenda for Feb 6, 2017.  This is where the new date for the draft EIS is published and the final cut off date for community input is set as June 30, 2017.

Implementation Update Council Briefing Memo (summary of what the City has been doing around HALA and outreach): http://seattle.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=4951428&GUID=6B6689DD-0273-4A02-B71D-3877546F7D32

Presentation:  http://seattle.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=4953514&GUID=F3552105-C32A-47BF-AB28-09CE9287EF4F

Attachment A: HALA Council Work Plan Status:  http://seattle.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=4951427&GUID=CE7D6126-DFE1-4759-958C-CDAD81B4C817

Zoning Changes

Principles for MHA Implementation:  (Click on the gray bar that says “Learn more about the MHA principles”):  http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/HALA/FocusGroups/Principles_MHA_Implementation_2pager.pdf

Guide to Housing Options: http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/HALA/Guide_to_Housing_Options.pdf

Guide to Zone Changes (from this page, go down to the section “MHA Development Examples” and select the zone you want to look at):  http://www.seattle.gov/hala/focus-groups

How to Read the Proposed Zoning Maps:   the one page summary has been replaced by a short video.  (Click on the gray bar that says “Learn more about how to read the map (+ video)”:  https://hala.consider.it/

Draft zoning maps (go to the drop down menu and select the map of the Urban Village you want to see): https://hala.consider.it/

The City’s interactive map (shows proposed upzones inside and  outside the Urban Villages:  http://tinyurl.com/MHA-draft-map

Rob Johnson’s “Community Design Workshops” in the Urban Villages:  http://www.seattle.gov/council/meet-the-council/rob-johnson/community-design-workshops

The Economics of MHA

City’s estimate on MHA performance across the city (will it match the Framework 50 pay /50 performance split):  http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/HALA/Policy/Summary%20of%20MHA%20Production%20Modeling.pdf

City’s detailed report on MHA Economic Feasibility Analysis:  http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/HALA/Policy/2016_1129%20CAI%20HALA%20Economic%20Analysis%20Summary%20Memorandum.pdf

Economic analysis from Sightline Institute: http://www.sightline.org/2017/01/10/checking-seattle-mandatory-housing-affordability-math/

Refutation of the Sightline analysis by TheUrbanist.org: https://www.theurbanist.org/2017/02/06/misleading-sightline-articles-undermine-inclusionary-zoning/

Economic analysis from a citizens group that included some developers:  https://seattleneighborhoodcoalition.wordpress.com/mha-economic-feasibility-analysis-neighborhoods-small-group-comments-jan-2017-final/

OPCD has provided the estimated 20 year production and performance estimates for each Urban Village.  (note: it does not add up to 6,000 units as it does not include the contributions from the Downtown, Northgate, U District and SLU areas, nor the units expected to be produced outside the Urban Villages.  But it tells you what can be expected in your neighborhood if the predicted 50% performance and 50% payment of the framework legislation holds true):  https://seattleneighborhoodcoalition.wordpress.com/draft-opcd-mha-units-estimation/

New News information, things we have gathered in early 2017.

Consider-It Tip Sheet from Spencer Williams: https://seattleneighborhoodcoalition.wordpress.com/how-to-create-a-consider-it-account/

Developers say they will sue, under the provisions of Washington State Code.  Here’s the link to that code:  http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=82.02.020

Watch the U District Upzone PLUZ Committee meeting: (if you want to see how the process will unfold when this legislation goes to City Council for final adoption, make some popcorn and watch the full meeting at the Seattle Channel):  https://www.seattlechannel.org/mayor-and-council/city-council/20162017-planning-land-use-and-zoning-committee?videoid=x70543

SNC February 11 Workshop – Community Organizing around HALA MHA

Workshop Panel Discussion Video:  COMING SOON!

HALA MHA Overview Presentation: hala-mha-presentation-mha-boot-camp-feb-2017

New News You Can Use Presentation:  new-news-you-can-use


SNC March 11 Workshop – Land Use and Zoning Details of HALA MHA

Workshop Panel Discussion Video:  COMING SOON!

Presentation: Background and Introduction to the HALA MHA Upzones: GRAND BARGAIN UPZONES-SNC 2017-03-11 Intro

Presentation:  Using Census Data and City Urban Village Maps: Finding Neighborhood Information

Presentation:  How to find Urban Village Growth and Parcel Ownership information: How to find UV data, growth and ownership of SF homes

Presentation: Supersized RSL and Lowrise 1 Upzones: Details of RSL and LR 1 supersized

Presentation: Lowrise 2, 3 and Neighborhood Commercial Upzones:  MHA Upzone details for L2; L3; Commercial

Presentation:  How will this play out in your neighborhood: Assessing impacts in your ‘hood

Presentation:  More New News You Can Use:   New News on March 11, 2017

City Outreach to properties affected by HALA MHA Upzones:  by door hanger!