On Monday November 17th, over 100 people took to the streets of Queen Anne marching from Seattle Center to the Seattle Housing Authority board of commissioners meeting. At the meeting, dozens of folks gave public comment about SHA’s Stepping Forward proposal, and presented a sign on letter with thirty groups representing community groups, political organizations, and labor, asking when will SHA announce their rejection of the Stepping Forward proposal.
Unfortunately, Andrew Lofton, executive director of the Seattle Housing Authority made no commitments, and explained to the group–toward the end of the meeting–that the proposal would come back up at a later date. Tenants were not satisfied with this response, and responded in a coordinated action of call and response resulting in a complete halt at the Board of Commissioners meeting. Tenants said “Our input has not been delay the proposal. Our input has not been consider a hardship policy. We said no!”.