Affordable Housing Advocacy in Tacoma

​Futurewise has engaged Tacoma residents in affordable housing advocacy in their community.

Tacoma Mall Sub-Area Plan: Futurewise organized community support for the new Tacoma Mall neighborhood subarea plan. The plan includes inclusionary zoning which requires developers of 15+ units to build 10% affordable for households who earn 50% of the area median income (incentives include height bonuses, reduced parking requirements, and multi-family tax exemptions).  

Tacoma Tenants Organizing Committee: Futurewise provided staff support to the grassroots Tacoma Tenants Organizing Committee (TTOC) who organized to pass stronger tenant protections in Tacoma in 2018, including increasing the notice period before raising rents or eviction and establishing relocation assistance to displaced tenants.