MLT City Council briefed about affordable housing planning

The Mountlake Terrace City Council was briefed at its Work/Study Session on Jan. 15 about the recently formed the Alliance for Housing Affordability (AHA), a multi-governmental agency committee formed to explore issues of affordable housing in Snohomish County. The City of Mountlake Terrace is a member of the AHA and serves as its fiscal agent.

A dozen jurisdictions within Snohomish County developed the AHA as a resource to help plan for affordable housing, and identify and achieve their own housing objectives. It provides educational outreach, monitors affordable housing progress, and explores other ways to create desired housing. The AHA works in conjunction with the regional organization Snohomish County Tomorrow (SCT), with the Housing Authority of Snohomish County (HASCO) acting as its administrative agent.

The AHA includes representatives from various local municipalities and the county; Mountlake Terrace Councilmember Kyoko Matsumoto Wright represents the City of Mountlake Terrace with Community and Economic Development Director Shane Hope serving as the alternate and providing technical support.

At its Jan. 15 meeting the council also received updates concerning Sound Transit, the proposed Main Street Energy District and the city’s contractual relationship with Waste Management. The audio of all city council meetings are available to listen to online; you ca hear the Jan. 15 work/study session meeting here.

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