UW creates affordable housing for employees

The UW recently announced it will build 150 to 200 affordable housing units, with priority given to UW faculty and staff, by 2021.

The building stages are just beginning, however. The UW has yet to choose a developer, make design or construction plans, and decide financials. The university has chosen a site: Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northeast 42nd Street, a property they already own. Though tentative, the UW is also looking athousing and services for homeless youth and childcare.

How affordable is “affordable?” Only those who make 60 percent or less of Area Median Income (AMI), which is currently $57,600 or less for a family of four, can live there. The AMI is subject to change once the housing is available in 2021.

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