Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on Monday announced a $100 million-plus investment by the city in affordable-housing projects, including nine new apartment buildings and 26 homes for first-time buyers.

The record sum is about twice what the city’s Office of Housing doled out last year, and the money will help construct hundreds of units for low-income residents and those experiencing homelessness, Durkan said.

“Too many long-time residents are getting locked out and pushed out of Seattle,” Durkan said in a statement.

She delivered remarks at the Filipino Community Center in Rainier Valley, where nearly $11 million will help the nonprofit construct more than 90 apartments in a building for low-income seniors, with a space for youth programs on the ground floor.

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