NEWS & BLOG

Breaking news and resources from across the industry.

  • Codifying Prejudice

    Posted on Sep 14, 2020 in:
    • MBAKS News
    • Industry News
    • Builders
    Our association strives to ensure all people can attain housing. To achieve that goal and right these wrongs, we must face our industry's troubling past. Delve deeper into our region's racist housing history, with links to resources, original documents, and more.
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  • 2020 General Endorsements

    Posted on Sep 14, 2020 in:
    • MBAKS News
    • Endorsements
    • AHC
    • Advocacy
    Each election cycle, our Affordable Housing Council (AHC) interviews candidates at the city, county, and state levels to determine their degree of support for our industry. The following candidates have received an AHC endorsement for the 2020 election cycle.
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  • Kirkland Approves Increased School Impact Fees

    Posted on Sep 11, 2020 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Taxes & Fees
    • Industry Issues
    • RBC
    The District is anticipating a 10.2% increase in student population from 2020–2025, with growth at all grade levels. Based on the new 2020–2025 Capital Facilities Plan, the District is requesting for 2021 the City collect $15,070 for SFR and $2,701 for MFR.
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  • Snohomish County Adopts New Building Permit Fees

    Posted on Sep 11, 2020 in:
    • DBIC
    • Advocacy
    • Taxes & Fees
    • Industry Issues
    Your MBAKS DBIC Committee endorsed the new fees but also testified that Council should remain mindful of other cost concerns and affordable housing impacts on the horizon. The new fees will take effect November 1 of this year.
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  • MBAKS Opposes Street Use Fee in Seattle

    Posted on Sep 11, 2020 in:
    • Taxes & Fees
    • Industry Issues
    • SBC
    • Advocacy
    MBAKS submitted a letter in opposition to the fee, as it unfairly targets development downtown and in the urban core. The fees will increase over 50% in some cases.
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