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The high cost of housing in the greater Seattle region has reached crisis level, threatening our quality of life, economic vitality, and the future of our community. Challenge Seattle, led by the CEOs of 17 of the region’s leading businesses and philanthropies, has committed to rising to the occasion. Through our Call to Action, we raise awareness of a growing, and often invisible, aspect of the housing affordability crisis: the lack of affordable housing for middle-income residents. We lay out the problem and why it matters, and we recommend a set of public- and private-sector actions that can address the current market gap in affordable homes. We pledge to lend our voice, our data, our expertise, and our resources to the effort.

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Seattle is one of the fastest growing regions in the world. Our infrastructure must keep pace. Our transportation system connects us together—and together, we must find innovative ways to move more people and goods, more quickly and efficiently. Our quality of life depends on it.  

Challenge Seattle is committing its expertise, insights, and resources to this challenge. In partnership with transportation leaders, Challenge Seattle seeks to bring stakeholders together to think creatively, take action, and create the transportation system for the future.