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Ensuring a healthy community: The need for affordable housing

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Microsoft President Brad Smith and Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood announced a financial commitment to more affordable housing in the Seattle area on Thursday, Jan. 17.

The voices behind Microsoft’s $500 million affordable housing initiative

Affordable housing analysis

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Mayors’ declaration

Challenge Seattle report: The Invisible Crisis: A Call to Action on Middle-Income Housing

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