Seattle Social Housing Public Development Authority (PDA) Board

On Feb. 14, 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.

A new board of directors to oversee the Seattle Social Housing Developer will be formed in the coming weeks.  Seven of the 13 board members will be 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. 

Apply Now

Those interested in being considered for the board should complete the online application by Friday, March 31 at 11:59 p.m.  
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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