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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.

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Homelessness and Encampments: What Can Seattle Learn from Utah?

Seattle’s Mayor Ed Murray took to the pages of the Seattle Times recently to bemoan the criticism he’s been getting for his proposal to sweep away homeless encampments throughout the city. Murray said that activists and supporters of a different approach were playing, “a tired, old ideological game,” starting a “food fight,” and engaging in […]

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Solving Homelessness: Notes from My Visit to Utah

The state of Utah conjures up many things for people, but perhaps most prevalent is the noting that it is a deeply conservative place culturally and politically. So headlines saying that Utah had effectively ended homelessness stood out even more than they might have had say Minnesota made the same claim. However, what I learned […]

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Why I Went to Utah to Learn More About Homelessness

I just returned from Salt Lake City where I spent about 8 hours talking with non-profits, the State of Utah, and Lloyd Pendleton, who all worked toward reducing chronic homelessness. You might wonder why I did this. Utah has been touted as a state that just about solved chronic homelessness and it seemed important to […]