Jenny’s Affordable Seattle Agenda

Jenny Durkan’s Affordable Seattle Agenda is a comprehensive plan to tackle Seattle’s affordability crisis from every angle. This includes protecting and creating more affordable housing, building true economic empowerment for all residents, solving homelessness, addressing rising costs, and ensuring students from all economic backgrounds, and from every neighborhood in Seattle, have the chance to earn a credential, certificate or degree.

Scroll down to find out more about the Affordable Seattle Agenda by issue.

More Affordable Housing

Housing in Seattle has become too expensive. People are getting locked out and pushed out of Seattle. The good news is we can use growth to help get more affordable housing…

Solving Homelessness

We must have everyone in this fight: service providers, caring philanthropists, communities, individuals and businesses dedicated to finding innovative long-term solutions to homelessness…

The Seattle Promise: Free College Tuition

We can reduce barriers to opportunity for Seattle public high school graduates by providing free tuition to Washington State community and technical colleges…

The Seattle Promise: K-12 and Early Learning

I am committed to ensuring that City of Seattle education programs and initiatives are focused on eliminating opportunity gaps for all young people, especially students of color, homeless youth, and all other historically underserved youth and opportunity youth…

The Seattle Promise: Apprenticeship Training

Apprenticeships are a vital aspect of workforce development strategies across a wide variety of business sectors because they give workers access to transformative career ladders…

Families & Seniors

Seattle is a wonderful place to live, work, raise a family, and retire, but rising costs and affordability issues are making it difficult for many lower income families and seniors to remain in the city…

Protecting Seattle’s Workers

At the same time as we’ve enjoyed successes in Seattle, there has been a nationwide generation-long assault on unions by extreme forces that want to roll back protections and undermine the collective power of workers…

Supporting and Protecting Small Businesses

Small businesses need many things in the city to grow and be successful. However, what they need most from their city government is a seat at the table, and a Mayor that truly listens to them and their needs…

Transportation

I will work with regional and state transportation agencies to develop an integrated transportation system that enhances our environment, provides quality and convenience for people, powers our commerce, and serves every corner of our city with mass transit…

Harnessing and accessing technology

We have the opportunity to make Seattle the most innovative city on the planet, where technology is harnessed to ensure Seattle is inclusive, transparent and secure, while reducing pollution, congestion and energy consumption and boosting cyber readiness and security…

Arts and Culture

Today, we are at a crossroads. As Seattle becomes more and more expensive, it becomes harder and harder for arts and cultural practitioners and organizations to exist here. The City has an important role to play in preserving, protecting and advancing our artistic and cultural life…