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COHO: Social Housing in Seattle - A Look Into Initiative I-135

Join the Committee on Homelessness in partnership with Real Change and House Our Neighbors! for a panel discussion regarding the Seattle Initiative Measure I-135. We will discuss the concept of social housing and how it can be applied to Seattle’s housing needs.


Paul Williams is an economist and public policy expert with a focus on developing public sector enterprises, and social housing developers in particular. He is currently a fellow at the Jain Family Institute in New York. He previously served in the policy division of the Chicago Department of Housing. Before that, he worked on tax policy for the Economic Opportunity Institute in Seattle.

Mike Eliason, RA. Founder of Larch Lab. Aktivist Architekt: passivhaus / coops / baugruppen / social housing / walkable, car-free, bike-friendly places / mass timber

Tiffani McCoy, Advocacy Director at Real Change and Campaign Co-chair of initiative 135

Suresh Chanmugam, Suresh moved to Seattle in 1999 to work as a software engineer in the tech industry. When he’s not writing code or parenting three children with his partner, he volunteers with Tech 4 Housing (https://Tech4Housing.org) to help ensure that the tech boom benefits everyone.

Click here to view a recording of the program via Facebook Live.

This live, in-person program is presented by AIA Seattle’s Committee on Homelessness. To continue to produce safe, inclusive events for the diverse needs of our members and broader community, we require proof of vaccination or a negative PCR COVID-19 test within 48 hours of the program for events at the Center for Architecture & Design. Acceptable proof includes a physical copy, photo of your vaccination card or test, and/or myIR.net verification. Additionally, when not eating or drinking, please remain masked at all times.

The Center for Architecture & Design is an accessible space with zero-step entry, and offers a shared, accessible restroom onsite. Please indicate on your registration if you would like to be contacted regarding specific accommodations to fully participate in this program.

Contact Member Engagement Manager, Connor Descheemaker, with any questions or concerns.


June 2, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Price


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


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