Mandatory Housing Affordability and Historic Preservation

Where old meets new: 12th Ave Arts affordable housing next to Pine Street Apartments built circa 1908. MHA to have impact on historic resources. Image: Google. According to the City of Seattle's website, Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) is "a new policy to ensure that growth brings affordability. MHA will require new development to include affordable homes or contribute to a City fund for affordable housing. To put MHA into effect, we need to make zoning changes that add development capacity and expand housing choices." On June 8th 2017, the City of Seattle published its draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for MHA. This draft includes a section that describes potential impac

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