NEWS & BLOG

Breaking news and resources from across the industry.

  • Lake Stevens Planning Commission Discusses MFTE Code Amendment

    Posted on Sep 18, 2020 in:
    • Housing Affordability
    • Industry Issues
    • DBIC
    • Advocacy
    Projects in target areas that plan to build market-rate multifamily units would be eligible for the eight-year exemption; those that construct 20% of those units as low-to-moderate income would be eligible for the 12-year exemption.
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  • Snohomish County Presents on Comprehensive Plan Update

    Posted on Sep 18, 2020 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    • Growth Management
    • DBIC
    Key takeaways from the review include preliminary population forecast numbers supplied by PSRC. The State Office of Financial Management will supply in 2022 official numbers that will be used.
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  • Redmond Approves Environmental Sustainability Master Plan

    Posted on Sep 18, 2020 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Environment
    • Industry Issues
    • RBC
    The Plan includes reducing community-wide emissions by 80% by 2050, with an aspiring community-wide carbon neutrality target by 2050. It identifies 24 strategies and 169 actions, categorized into six key sustainability focus areas.
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  • 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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