Who we are
The Eastside Multifamily Policy Group is a coalition of apartment and condominium developers building housing across East King County.
Formed through the Bellevue Chamber, we've come together to promote pro-housing policies across all Eastside cities.
What we Do
EMPG works with the most respected and knowledgable housing policy experts to develop policies unique to each jurisdiction we work in. We hire architects, planners, economists, consultants, and harness our member's experience to build housing policies that work and defend against well-intentioned proposals that could hold back development and affordability.
Housing policy is complicated. EMPG has become the epicenter of multifamily policy development on the Eastside. We work directly with city planning staff, planning commissioners, city councils, county and regional leaders, and our state partners to make sure the knowledge and concerns of those who build housing are known and understood.
We've helped rewrite the Bellevue Multifamily Tax Exemption program, stress-tested inclusionary housing models in Kirkland and Redmond, and worked to find solutions that balance the need for affordability without harming supply.
EMPG is operated by the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce. In addition to the expertise provided by EMPG and Chamber members, we work with some of the top experts in the field. They help design, model, and test draft policies to ensure city leaders have carefully considered proposals before them and can be well-informed about their impacts.