NWAEP Lunch & Learn
Planning for Affordable Housing under the Growth Management Act in Our Region
Hosted in Seattle, WA
This lunch and learn presentation is being hosted in partnership with Sustainable Path Foundation (http://sustainablepath.org/)
September 29, 12-1pm
Holyoke Building, 107 Spring Street
The Seattle metropolitan region is one of the fastest growing regions in the country. With major local employers like Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, and others expanding, providing employment for existing residents and attracting new residents to our region from within and without the U.S., the region is currently adding, on average, 7 people and 9 jobs every hour. All this growth has put enormous pressure on the housing market, spurring increases in home prices and rents are among the sharpest in the nation, threatening communities with displacement and households with fewer affordable choices, longer commutes, and even potentially homelessness. Today’s session will provide a snapshot of data on recent trends, highlighting challenges for providing the supply of housing and affordability that the region needs.
Michael Hubner AICP is a Principal Planner with the Puget Sound Regional Council, the Metropolitan Planning Organization and Regional Transportation Planning Organization for the four-county central Puget Sound region. Michael’s work with PSRC focuses on implementation of VISION 2040, the region’s integrated strategy for growth management, transportation, economic development, and the environment. Recent major projects include regional certification of local plan updates and the Growing Transit Communities initiative, a collaborative regional effort to promote equitable transit-oriented development, including affordable housing, around light rail and other major transit investments. Prior to joining PSRC in 2011, Michael worked for 12 years with the Sound Cities Association as a Senior Policy Analyst focusing on the areas of growth management, housing, and transportation. Michael earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Cornell University and his Master of Urban Planning degree at the University of Washington.
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