Employee experience: Housing affordability in King County 

At King County we are a 15,000 strong workforce of people committed to serving our 2.2 million residents, but like many in our community, some employees are facing an unprecedented challenge in finding and keeping a home they can afford in the county in which they work. 

As we continue to identify strategies to tackle the shortage of affordable housing in our communities, we want to hear from employees: What is your experience as a King County employee trying to buy or keep a home close to your work? What challenges do you encounter? What barriers do you face? 

If you would like to share your story, please email us at KCEmployees@kingcounty.gov and let us know your experience. Your ideas and perspectives will help us identify and shape policies to provide sufficient affordable housing units and home ownership opportunities for all King County residents.