This weekend, the City of Seattle is hosting an event to help you prepare for an emergency.
Hosted by the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections, this event is your chance to ask questions about your planned remodel and our permitting process, code requirements, and rental housing and tenant assistance program. City staff will also be available to discuss housing, emergency preparedness, energy rebates, landslide awareness, and rain garden information.
Whether you’re a homeowner, landlord, renter, or potential homeowner, this free event has something for you.
A landslide awareness presentation will explain how you can prevent landslides on your property, and an earthquake retrofit presentation will cover what you need to do to help your home survive an earthquake. There will also be a presentation on the new rental housing rules.
- Earthquake Retrofit (protect your home in case of an earthquake) 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
- Landslide Awareness (learn how to prevent landslides on your property) 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
- Rental Housing (learn about new rental housing rules) 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Other City departments and local will also be available to answer questions.
- Habitat for Humanity is recruiting for its home repair program! Are you a homeowner that is looking for an affordable repair? Check out our booth at the South Seattle Home Fair.
- HomeSight will provide information about Prepurchase Education classes, Homeownership Counseling, First mortgage lending for refinance, and purchase and down payment assistance.
- Office of Housing, a City department focused on affordable housing programs and policies, will have information about free energy efficiency improvements for your home, home repair loans, help in purchasing your first home, or assistance in finding affordable housing.
- Rebuilding Together Seattle is a nonprofit that provides free health- and safety-focused home repairs for low income homeowners. They will answer any questions about their program and will have applications and information available at their table.
- Seattle City Light will have information about energy-saving tips, available rebates for your home, and how to buy the right LED bulb and take advantage of in-store instant discounts on LEDs.
- Seattle Department of Neighborhoods will be providing information on the new Community Involvement Commission and how to apply, along with soliciting project ideas for the Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets participatory budget program.
- The Seattle Hubs table will be staffed by Rainer Beach Ready volunteers who will describe how the Emergency Communications Hubs function, where the Rainier Beach Hub is located and have quick tips and multi-language brochures on how to be prepared and communicate during an emergency, as well as information on establishing new hubs in other South Seattle neighborhoods.
- Seattle Public Utilities will discuss their RainWise program. RainWise provides rebates to cover most or all the cost of installing cisterns and rain gardens. To receive a rebate, you must live in an eligible combined sewer overflow basin. Seattle Public Utilities will help you determine if your property qualifies.
The event is planned for Sat., Feb. 11, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Filipino Community Center (5740 Martin Luther King Jr Way S.). For more information, go here.