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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.


Letter to the Editor: Follow Up from Mike Scott

Yesterday I posted my letter to the Seattle Times about an upcoming story they appeared to be putting together. The story ran and it had the usual Mad Lib headline:  After brief slowdown, Seattle-area rents surge back up again; when will it end? Well not too long passed before I got this e-mail in my in box: […]

Letter to the Editor: How About Asking a Different Question

Seattle Times reporter Mike Rosenberg is out looking for more renters to tell their stories about “how high the rent is.” There doesn’t seem to be any interest at the Times in getting any better about doing the basic job of reporting what’s going on with housing. Of course rents are going up; the question […]

Seattle’s MHA Program is a Cash Machine for Non-Profits and Activists

Sometime early in 2016 after the Grand Bargain — a deal between large developers like Vulcan who build in downtown and South Lake Union, the City, and non-profit developers — I scheduled a visit with Seattle’s smartest Councilmember, Lisa Herbold. Surely she’d get that the so called Bargain was letting downtown developers like Vulcan off […]