• Neighborhood Forum on affordable housing

    Published September 15 2021

    'Planning for Tomorrow' virtual forum Sept. 23

    Rising housing costs have priced many people out of living in Bellevue. The increasingly urgent need for housing affordability impacts the entire community – from the most vulnerable residents to the day-to-day workforce, and from parents wanting to send their children to school to older adults seeking to “age in place.” Residents will get an opportunity this month through an upcoming Neighborhood Forum to learn how the city has made progress in addressing affordable housing and how they can get involved. 

    Bellevue’s Affordable Housing Strategy was adopted in 2017 and provides a roadmap for the community to work together to make housing choices in Bellevue more inclusive and accessible. As part of that strategy, the city will host a virtual Neighborhood Forum Thursday, Sept. 23, 6:30-8 p.m., "Affordable Housing – Planning for Tomorrow" (Zoom meeting).

    In the past year, the city accelerated putting the Affordable Housing Strategy into action. At the forum, Mac Cummins, Bellevue’s Community Development director, will provide an overview of the benefits of diverse housing in Bellevue, recent successes and the strategies the city is using to encourage more housing options in the future. 

    Following the presentation there will be time for questions and an opportunity for attendees to comment about their priorities for affordable housing in Bellevue. RSVP to neighborhoodoutreach@bellevuewa.gov or call 425-452-6836 to receive the Zoom link to access the virtual forum.

    For alternate formats, interpreters, or reasonable accommodation requests please phone at least 48 hours in advance 425-452-5372 (voice) or email neighborhoodoutreach@bellevuewa.gov. For complaints regarding accommodations, contact the ADA/Title VI Administrator at 425-452-6168 (voice). If you are deaf or hard of hearing, dial 711.