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4th annual Affordable Housing Week starts May 13

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Affordable Houseing Week logoMore than 30 events are planned to commemorate Affordable Housing Week, according to the Housing Consortium of Seattle-King County. The 4th annual observance takes place at locations around King County from May 13-17.

Planners expect more than 1,000 advocates to convene to educate, engage, energize and empower individuals and groups who share the belief that “everyone should live with dignity in a safe, healthy, and affordable home.”

The weeklong event kicks off at noon on Monday, May 13 with a gathering at the Chamber of Commerce Building (215 Columbia Street) and remarks by public officials, followed by a walk through downtown by sign-bearing volunteers to raise awareness of other activities, reports and resources that are available during Affordable Housing Week.

Research cited by the organizers indicate King County has an immediate need for 156,000 affordable homes. The HDC network has created or preserved homes currently occupied by 122,900 individuals, of which 19,700 are children.

The Housing Consortium describes itself as an advocate, broker and convener for its 175+ member organizations that work collaboratively to meet the housing needs of people with limited incomes throughout the region.

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