Building Momentum Series: Deep Dive into the Housing Trust Fund, Progressive Revenue, and Key Budget Asks for 2021! - Shared screen with speaker view
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Doesn't the Fair Chance Housing Act already prevent landlords from discriminating based on criminal history?
Mike - the Fair Chance ordinance covers Seattle only, we’re working on statewide legislation
State budget documents: http://leap.leg.wa.gov
Did the funding last year survive the line item vetoes?
Good question Susan! Yes, the Housing Trust Fund funding was not vetoed by the Governor and the Department of Commerce has already been working hard to get those dollars out the door.
I've heard Tedd at DOC say the state housing deficit is around 110,000 homes (or over two years of 50k/year home construction). So why is the housing trust fund ask only for enough funds for 6,000 homes?
Guide to WA state tax structure: https://leg.wa.gov/LIC/Documents/EducationAndInformation/Guide%20to%20WA%20State%20Tax%20Structure.pdf
Good question Lindsey - the Housing Trust Fund is critical but can’t solve the problem alone, given the lack of capacity of the state’s Capital Budget. We need the federal government and local governments to also play a big part.
Thank you for adding these charts!
Link to charts: https://itep.org/whopays/washington/
Will we be advocating for a different tax structure as part of our 2021 legislative agenda or is this for context?
We will be! It is a lead agenda item!
Interested in getting into the weeds on the state’s revenue forecast? You can find more information here: https://erfc.wa.gov/
Will you share this video and these links you are posting in a followup email?
Hi Joe, yes this recording and the full powerpoint presentation will be shared in a followup email!
Yes, we will share the powerpoint - and good suggestion on sharing the links as well!
Did anyone who is advocating changes to the WA tax system look at other states' funding systems?
To get connected: https://balanceourtaxcode.com/
Martha Maier (she/her)
About how many legislators have shown commitment/interest in working on progressive revenue?
Good question Martha - not enough. The issue hasn’t made enough progress because of not having enough votes. Advocacy is needed to push lawmakers next session - now is the time.
Would the O&M money go to landlords to fund this maintenance? Or is some other entity going to use this money?
John Zoshak (He/Him)
Q for Q&A Time: How do bills like SB 6536 factor into this work? (re: single family zoning)
I need to jump off in a moment, but I just wanted to say a special thank you to John for doing such a nice job outlining the technical revenue issues so eloquently. And as always to you for sharing your knowledge, Michele.
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Tom: O&M funds would go to nonprofit landlords who provide affordable housing
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John: SB 6536 is an important conversation about housing type and the zoning restrictions that prevent housing other than single family from being built. But a focus needs to be paid to affordable housing, not just building type
John Zoshak (He/Him)
Thank you Michele!
Michele and John y’all are a great training team :) this was really good info
Contact Michele and John with questions and to get involved! Michele Thomas, Director of Policy and Advocacy She/HersMicheleT@wliha.orgJohn Stovall, Member Organizer, He/Him JohnS@wliha.org
Liz Mills, EHSF
Thank you for your leadership!
John Zoshak (He/Him)
Oh yeah I'm ready :)