MLK Labor Statement on Citywide MHA

February 25, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Charles Lapham, MLK Labor Communications Director
503-713-3032, Charles@MLKLabor.org


MHA Will Bring Affordable Housing to Thousands of Working-Class Seattleites

Labor encourages the City Council to pass MHA in full to maximize housing options

(SEATTLE) — MLK Labor Executive Secretary-Treasurer Nicole Grant issued the following statement as the Seattle City Council prepared to vote on MHA.

“Housing is the number one cost that burdens working-class families in our region. By passing citywide Mandatory Housing Affordability legislation, the Seattle City Council can bring relief to thousands of families and prepare our region for continued inclusive economic growth.”

“Labor has universally supported increasing housing options because our housing crisis is pricing far too many out of the city they call home. The solution couldn’t be more clear — we need more housing.”

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MLK Labor (formerly the Martin Luther King County Labor Council) is the central body of labor organizations in King County, Washington. We are affiliated with the National AFL-CIO, the central labor organization in the United States, representing more than 13 million working people. We represent more than 150 unions and 100,000 workers. United, we are a voice for the interests and needs of working people in King County.