Seattle doesn't have enough low-income housing—that's a simple fact.
However, the city is currently considering a proposal to build an apartment complex for extremely low-income people at the current site of Lake City's Fire Station 39—the same crumbling structure that hosted an emergency winter shelter for homeless people last year. The city's Department of Finance and Administrative Services has recommended this project and the funding is there: Capital costs for a ground-floor community space would be covered by $950,000 set aside from the Sunny Jim’s fire insurance settlement, and further housing development costs would be covered by levy dollars.
Unfortunately, FAS is looking for feedback on the proposal and a number of area residents have written letters of opposition, which could ensure that it's killed before ever being seriously considered by the city council.
So here's what you need to do, all ye faithful friends of the poor and downtrodden: Send a quick note of support for the proposal by 5:00pm today to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Something along the lines of:
As a faithful friend of the poor and downtrodden, I fully support the city's preliminary plan to turn Lake City's decrepit Fire Station 39 into subsidized housing.
Hearts and Butterflies, [Whatever the fuck your name is]
And you'll have done one very good deed for the week.