Partnerships for affordable housing lunch talk on March 17

Housing affordability is making headlines in the immediate region as well as the larger Cascadia region. What can we do to address it?
toolboxSuccessful planning for affordable housing requires an assortment of partnerships—across sectors, across departments within jurisdictions, and often across jurisdictions themselves.

Please join PSRC, APA-Washington and Washington Department of Commerce for a pair of panel discussion sessions and webinars that explores the opportunities and challenges of creating such partnerships for affordable housing on Thursday, March 17 at 12:30 pm at PSRC.

Speakers will include Mike Stanger, A Regional Coalition for Housing & Kristina Gallant, Alliance for Housing Affordability

Find out how subregional coalitions can be an effective means for local jurisdictions to leverage resources and coordinate efforts to produce and preserve affordable housing choices. Several models of varying tenure exist in the central Puget Sound region today, offering different types of staff support and technical assistance to member jurisdictions. Join in a discussion of models of cross-jurisdictional coordination from east and south King County and Snohomish County, and possible opportunities for such partnerships in other parts of the region.

This is part of a peer networking series that is focused on best practices and resources for local planning and implementation. The series is in coordination with the PSRC Comprehensive Plan Review Program and implementation of the Growing Transit Communities Strategy. The sessions will take place on the third Thursday of the month, from 12:30-2:00PM at PSRC and are open to the public. There are 1.5 AICP credits per session pending. For more information, including updates on session descriptions and speakers, visit