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New Ideas for a Growing City

Seattle is a growing and changing city with new people and families arriving every day. People fall in love with our city and want to make it their home. We need new ideas and a fresh approach to creating a wide range of housing choices for new people and families that want to join us in our beautiful corner of the world. Thank you for visiting our site and we hope you’ll join our efforts.



O’Brien, Sawant Grandstand While Apartment Owner Fixes Problems

It’s a pretty simple story. A new owner buys a building that has run down from an owner who used the deferred maintenance as a subsidy for lower rents. Often the buildings are so run down they don’t meet City standards for heal the and safety. So the new owner has to make repairs and […]

Mike Scott: A Crisis of Hyperbole

Over at the City Builder page on Facebook there’s been a fair amount of confusion about the idea that we’re not in a rental housing crisis — at least in terms of price. It’s worth watching the video and reading the original blog post on his site.    

Economics, Not “Social Justice,” is How We Solve Housing Problems

I was sitting a meeting about affordable housing last week hosted by Seattle City Council candidate Lorena Gonzalez. The emphasis was “social justice” and housing. Gonzalez, after listening to a discussion about housing prices and City policy, concluded that the best way to understand and deal with rising housing prices was to look at the […]