Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Call to save Housing Bond

The Washington Low Income Housing Alliance has issued a call to action around the federal tax plan being negotiated in Congress.

Phone call message:

This is the time to make investments to solve the affordable housing crisis, not to make it even worse by eliminating tools like the Housing Bond as the House tax plan does. Please make sure the Housing Bond is protected in a final tax plan.


Both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate passed different versions of a tax bill. The chambers now need to conference and negotiate one version of the bill. The House version eliminates Housing Bonds. The Washington State Housing Finance Commission uses those private activity bonds to create rental homes that are affordable for low-income households. If these bonds are eliminated more than 2,000 rental homes in Washington won’t be built in the next two years as planned.


At the federal level, you have two senators representing you in the U.S. Senate, and one representative in the U.S. House of Representatives. Together the U.S. Senate and U.S. House make up Congress. Please contact your senators and your district representative. You can look up your federal district here, http://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/. (Be sure to select Congressional under District Type). 

Here is contact information for the King County delegation:


Congresswoman Suzan Delbene (D)
(425) 485-0085 (local)
(202) 225-6311 (DC)

Bothell District Office:
Canyon Park Business Center
2121 17th Avenue SE, Building E,
Suite 220
Bothell, WA 98021


Congresswoman Pramila
(206) 482-8420 (local)
(202) 225-3106 (DC)

Seattle Office:
1904 3rd Ave., Suite 510
Seattle, WA 98101


Congressman Dave Reichert (R)
(425) 677-7414 (local)
(202) 225-7761 (DC)

Issaquah District Office:
22605 SE 56th Street, Suite 130
Issaquah, WA 98029


Congressman Adam Smith (D)
(425) 793-5180 (local)
(202) 225-8901 (DC)

Renton District Office:
101 Evergreen Building
15 S Grady Way
Renton, WA 98057


Senator Patty Murray (D)
(206) 553-5545 (local)
(202) 224-2621 (DC)

Seattle Office:
2988 Jackson Federal Building
915 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA 98174

Senator Maria Cantwell (D)
(206) 220-6400 (local)
(202) 224-3441
Seattle Office:
915 Second Avenue, Suite 3206
Seattle, WA 98174