Tell the Appropriations Committee to support HB 1220
Communities across Washington are in a housing affordability crisis. 32% of Washingtonians struggle to balance housing costs with the rest of their expenses. Cities have a major part to play in ensuring housing is available for all income levels, and in encouraging more equitable housing solutions that address past inequities, particularly the impacts of racial covenants and redlining.
The Appropriations Committee has until February 22nd to pass this bill out of committee and to the House floor.
Contact the House Appropriations Committee to tell them that Washington Can't Wait to pass HB1220 to ensure cities and counties are:
1) Planning for a diversity of housing types to meet the needs of families at all income levels, especially our extremely low to moderate-income families;
2) Providing emergency shelters, emergency housing, and permanent supportive housing;
3) Implementing policies and strategies to prevent community displacement from market forces, and;
4) Implementing policies to address the impacts of racially-biased, exclusionary, and discriminatory housing and land-use policies on our BIPOC communities.