Microhousing: 6 Charts You Should See

Chart Micro Curbed

Sean Keeley at Curbed Seattle has a post called 6 Charts that Show Seattle Needs More Micro-Apartments. The post takes some existing charts and puts them together to illustrate the point that more and more people are living alone. That makes it impossible to share rent costs. That means that building new housing that accommodates […]

Where Has All the (Affordable) Housing Gone? Everywhere.

Capitol Hill Housing 
133 Pontius Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Last week I responded to Chris Persons at the Capitol Hill Housing Improvement Program (CHHIP) who claimed that without inclusionary zoning, Seattle would end up a segregated city. I’ve offered Persons a chance to post a response here, without any editing, to keep the dialogue going (he hasn’t responded). And I have said to him […]

A Win for Affordable Housing? Not so fast.


By reading the headline of Ansel Herz’s story in The Stranger back in July about an apartment building in the Central District, you’d think that the scrappy Socialist party lead by the Tenants Union and Councilmember Kshama Sawant looked a greedy developer square in the eye and that the developer blinked. A private buyer had […]