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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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More On Cash Payments for Easing Housing Cost Burden

I have a post at Forbes that takes a look at making cash payments to close the gap between what some families pay for housing and what government bureaucrats say they should pay. According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, a severely cost burdened household pays 50 percent of its income for housing. […]

Master Builders Association Leads the Way in Community Building

Anyone who knows me also knows that I’ve been in a lot of arguments and been called many names (I call them sobriquets) because I support and represent developers, builders, and landlords. What bothers me isn’t the name calling (I’m used to it) and the negative energy directed at me (I expect it) but that […]

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Smart Growth Seattle Three Years On: Are We Making Progress?

I wrote a end of year wrap up for the Master Builder Magazine, SGS Three Years On: Are We Making Progress? In considering the positive tone of President Obama’s Housing Development Took Kit I wrote: The good news: our idea that housing production is not, like many are led to believe, a scourge that needs to be reviewed, taxed, and […]