SEATTLE – As of Tuesday, Seattle has a new mayor. Jenny Durkan was sworn in as Mayor of Seattle a little before 4 p.m. at the Ethiopian Community Center in South Seattle.

Minutes after being sworn in Durkan launched her first two executive orders.

“During my campaign, told you we needed urgent action and you will see that this week. I will be signing a number of executive orders,” Durkan said.

The first one centers around housing affordability, she wants to create the Seattle Rental Housing Assistance Program.

The program will provide a combination of vouchers and subsidies for renters seeking help through the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA).

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