[NFBWATLK] Greater Seattle Chapter meeting this Saturday.

Kevin Daniel kdaniel29 at ymail.com
Wed Jan 18 16:46:21 UTC 2017

Hi Mike,

I would love to do a beep baseball presentation for the chapter at the first opportunity and your convenience. Let me know if this is something that would be possible. It is the fifth season for beep baseball in Seattle!

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> On Jan 18, 2017, at 8:41 AM, Mike Mello via NFBWATLK <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Good morning all,
> This Saturday from 10:00 - 12:00 the Greater Seattle Chapter of the National
> Federation of the Blind of Washington will have our first meeting of the
> year.
> We meet at City University of Seattle 521 wall st in the Belltown
> neighborhood the entrance to the building is located on the corner of wall
> and 6th.
> Our agenda for this month's meeting includes officer elections (remember to
> bring your $5.00 for dues for the year), Chapter spotlight from Cindy,
> update on Washington seminar from folks who are attending, Seattle for All
> is our speaker and I am including some information from them for our
> discussion.
> We will also discuss fundraising activities and chapter social events for
> 2017.
> Several events this weekend may impact transit, including the woman's march
> on Saturday morning, give yourself extra time, We will also be going to
> lunch as a group after the meeting.
> If you have any questions, give me a call at 208-301-0565
> -Mike Mello
> Everyone deserves an affordable place to live. But housing in Seattle is
> becoming too scarce and too expensive. Families and individuals across
> Seattle are struggling to keep up with rising rents, and many find
> themselves displaced from the city or making hard sacrifices simply to pay
> the rent each month. 
> That's why it's so exciting that we have recently made big steps toward
> becoming a more livable and equitable city through the
> <http://www.seattle.gov/hala/about> Housing Affordability and Livability
> Agenda (HALA), a multi-pronged, innovative approach to address the housing
> affordability crisis in Seattle that would create 50,000 new homes over the
> next decade, including 20,000 homes reserved for low- and moderate-income
> people.
> The City recently adopted the new Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA)
> program framework, the centerpiece of HALA. MHA is designed to harness the
> unprecedented growth Seattle is experiencing to bring more diverse and
> affordable housing choices for more families and individuals in Seattle. The
> program will create more than 6,000 new affordable (rent- or
> income-restricted) homes over ten years in neighborhoods all across the
> city, made possible through changes to outdated zoning laws in our
> opportunity-rich urban areas-main thoroughfares and their surroundings that
> were designated as our "urban centers" and "urban villages" over twenty
> years ago.
> <https://seattleforeveryone.org/> Seattle for Everyone is working to ensure
> that MHA is fully implemented by advocating for the zoning changes needed to
> begin to produce affordable homes through the program. These zoning changes
> will allow for new buildings to help meet our city's need for more homes and
> will ensure that homes come in a variety of shapes and sizes to meet
> peoples' different needs-and MHA will require a portion of these homes to be
> affordable to low- and moderate-income households. MHA and zoning changes
> combined will allow more people across the income spectrum to take advantage
> of the many opportunities and amenities that Seattle represents: good jobs,
> good transit, great schools, beautiful parks, rich cultural diversity, and
> more.
> For information on how you can support affordable housing in Seattle,
> contact Seattle for Everyone outreach coordinator Erin House at
> <mailto:erin at seattleforeveryone.org> erin at seattleforeveryone.org 
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