Seattle Social Housing Public Development Authority (PDA) Board

On February 14, 2023 voters in Seattle, approved Initiative 135, a citizen-initiated measure to create the Seattle Social Housing Developer, a Public Development Authority that will develop, acquire, and maintain public, affordable housing in Seattle.

Seven of the 13 board members were initially appointed by the Seattle Renters' Commission. Per the terms of the initiative, the board members appointed by the Seattle Renters’ Commission shall include at least one (1) member who has experienced housing insecurity; at least one (1) member who has experienced financial eviction; and at least one (1) member who has been displaced. In addition, they shall represent a range of incomes, including three (3) members living at 0-50% Area Median Income (AMI); two (2) members living at 50-80% AMI; and two (2) members living at 80-100% AMI.  

Full details on the roles and responsibilities of the board of directors can be found in the Charter for the Seattle Social Housing Developer PDA. Prospective board members can expect to spend up to 20 hours per month in their role. 

Membership and Meetings

All 13 members of the SSH PDA Board have been selected and applications are now closed. Monthly Board meetings are open to the public to observe or make public comment.

Meetings are held:

  • Third Thursday of the month
  • 5:30 - 7:00 PM
  • Capitol Hill Library: 425 Harvard Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102 
    The Seattle Renters' Commission (SRC) will review applications on a rolling basis and reach out to applicants who advance in the application process to coordinate next steps. 

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Jenifer Chao, Interim Director
Address: 600 4th Avenue, 4th Floor, Seattle, WA , 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94649, Seattle, WA, 98124-4649
Phone: (206) 684-0464
Fax: (206) 233-5142

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