Provided Analysis to Aid Equity Issues in Puget Sound, WA


The Institute provided analysis and assistance with the region’s opportunity mapping activities to aid equity issues in the development of a regional sustainable development plan. This work prompted housing authorities for Seattle, Tacoma and King County to consider opportunity maps for ways to improve their voucher programs – for example, by increasing voucher rates in high opportunity areas or making housing more affordable in those areas. This is also the first work to be represented on the Institute’s web site as an eReport . The Puget Sound analysis has received widespread acclaim both within the Puget Sound region but also has drawn the attention of HUD and the White House as a model example of the Sustainable Communities Initiative supporting equity and inclusion.

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