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WELCOME TO THE NW DISTRICT COUNCIL

The Northwest District Council is an organization of vibrant neighborhood groups working hard to keep this district a great place to work, play, visit, and live. The efforts of our active local neighborhood councils make living here the best it can be, ensuring neighborhood schools, libraries, parks, roads, utilities, and other amenities are maintained and enhanced for the health, safety, and enjoyment of all. The NW District Council works with other Districts, the City of Seattle, and state and regional entities to make life better for everyone. For more information on the purpose of the NW District Council, see the right hand column on this page. Click here to view a printable version of our by-laws.

MAYOR MURRAY ANNOUNCES $45 MILLION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING

SEATTLE (Dec. 9, 2015) – Today Mayor Ed Murray announced the City of Seattle’s $45 million investment in affordable housing development through the Office of Housing’s Rental Housing Program. Once completed, these 809 apartments will be home to low-income families, youth, seniors, and single adults, some of whom would otherwise be homeless.

“Today’s announcement makes a major contribution to building 20,000 affordable homes over 10 years, my goal under our City’s housing affordability agenda,” stated Mayor Ed Murray. “Our 30-year commitment to the Seattle Housing Levy helps keep Seattle affordable. This historic investment ensures that hundreds of people in our community – from working families to those who have experienced homelessness – will have the stability of an affordable home.”

The 2015 award is the largest ever annual investment in affordable housing by the City. Last year, the Office of Housing awarded $22 million. In his 2015 State of the City address, Murray pledged $35 million to support the recommendations of Seattle’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) advisory committee. This year’s extraordinary funding level is due to significant contributions from developers who have benefited from the recent building boom. Developers who participate in Incentive Zoning provide payments to the City’s affordable housing fund, which the Office of Housing uses to leverage other state and federal funding.

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NW District Scenes

Dunn Gardens
Beautiful Dunn Gardens in Broadview.
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Past winners of the Chili Rama in Haller Lake.

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View of Puget Sound from Broadview and Carkeek park.

COMING SOON TO TAPROOT THEATRE:

This Christmas

By Anne Kennedy Brady

Runs November 20 – December 26.

Leah plans the perfect Christmas, but her husband is preoccupied, an inept waitress could spoil everything, and Christmas Eve rapidly spins out of control as uninvited guests show up.

Will this be the worst Christmas ever, or will Leah open her heart to new ways of celebrating the moments that make life beautiful?

Purchase your tickets now!

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NW DistrictCouncil Purpose

The purpose of the Northwest District Council is:

to provide a forum for community business and residential groups located in the NW district council area to strengthen the neighborhoods, share ideas, provide planning, solve common problems, and promote the responsiveness of our local government;

to work together for the benefit and improvement of the neighborhoods in order to enhance community livability;

to establish and maintain contacts with government agencies, the business community, churches, schools, and other private and public organizations;

to inform people of plans and actions affecting the neighborhoods and to encourage citizen participation.;

to address issues which may affect neighborhood livability. These include, but are not limited to land use, zoning, housing, human resources, social and recreational opportunities, open space and parks, environmental quality, crime prevention, pedestrian safety, traffic and transportation;

to make recommendations on government policies and City funding including, but not limited to Neighborhood Matching Fund Large Fund Projects and Neighborhood Street Fund/Cumulative Reserve Fund applications that affect the Northwest District and/or its member neighborhoods.

to send a representative to the City Neighborhood Council

NW District Council Officers

NW District Council Chair
Kris Lethin
NW District Council Secretary
TBD
CNC Representative
Rob Fellows
NW District Coordinator
Thomas Whittemore

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