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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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The Disconnect: Will Lowering Costs of Housing Production Mean Lower Prices?

It’s obvious to most people that when there is scarcity of something its price goes up. When there is an abundance of a product it goes down. But when it comes to housing, the disconnect between what’s obvious and deep bias against new development and change was brought home to me. In a meeting last […]

On the Radio: Weld, Spontaneous Order, Growth, and Journalism

Years ago, when I was running a City Council campaign, I arrived to the campaign headquarters to find the candidate with a draft letter to the editor. Some story in the paper was not to his liking, and he felt he needed to set the record straight. I told him that I was pleased he’d gotten […]

Durkan’s Housing Plan is About More Money, Not More Housing

Jenny Durkan has a housing plan. While it touts microhousing as part of the solution and supports the notion of vouchers (just helping people with their rent now) as being more efficient that building $500,000 units in 5 years, it still is missing the fundamental point: we have a housing scarcity problem, not a public funding problem. […]