We work at the local, state, and federal levels to promote legislation that is supportive of the development and operation of affordable housing. We continue our work with local governments to support mixed-income housing, including financial and regulatory incentives for both nonprofit and for-profit developers to provide affordable housing within their multi-family apartment projects.
Each year we work within the Washington Low-Income Housing Alliance Legislative Committee to develop and advocate a cohesive agenda of housing proposals in the legislative session. The AHC Executive Director and our member organizations individually discuss housing needs with Pierce County Legislators; testify in hearings concerning housing legislation; and participate in Housing & Homelessness Advocacy Day in Olympia. When Congress is considering housing-related funding or regulatory issues, we communicate with Washington Representatives and Senators to promote housing-supportive outcomes.
For 2020, in partnership with Tacoma-Pierce County League of Women Voters, we held candidate forums for Pierce County Councilmembers and the Pierce County Executive. Below are the recordings for the candidate forums that have taken place.