Tenants at the Lockhaven Apartments in Ballard call on developers to keep homes affordable

WHEN: Thursday, February 20th at 8:30 AM (rain or shine)

WHO: Tenants of the Lockhaven Apartments; Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata, Joshua Koritz, representing Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant; Sharon Lee, Executive Director of the Low Income Housing Institute (to be confirmed); tenant from the Theodora Apartments in Ravenna, Seattle.

WHAT: Tenants facing displacement after the Lockhaven’s sale to Goodman Real Estate will hold a press conference at the Lockhaven Apartments, speaking about their 6-month struggle to save their homes and their plans for future action to maintain Lockhaven as one of Ballard's last bastions of market-rate affordable housing for workers, seniors, and people with disabilities.

WHERE: Lockhaven Apartments in Ballard, near the flagpole just east of 3038 NW Market St., Seattle, WA 98107

VISUALS: Tenants will hold a large banner and signs; photo opportunities in apartments and on grounds of Lockhaven. Media tour of Lockhaven to follow press conference with interview opportunities.

The Lockhaven Tenants Union is made up of Lockhaven residents, former tenants, and supporters working to save the historic 138-unit complex as affordable, market-rate housing in Ballard.