• Guess Who Master Builder: Reducing Costs of Building is in Everyone’s Interest

    In this month’s Master Builder Magazine, I’ve articulated our argument for getting more efficient in the way resources are being used to produce non-profit affordable housing in Washington State. Bringing up this point, that low-income units produced by non-profit organizations are very expensive, makes many people unhappy. They often say, “Your math is wrong,” or, […]

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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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Trends to Watch in 2017: The Failure of Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning

You heard it here first: The Mayor and City Council’s scheme to shake down builders of market rate housing for fees and rent restricted housing (also known as Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning or MIZ) will collapse in 2017. Simply put, neighborhood opposition combined with growing disinterest from the non-profits who benefit from the cash wrung from […]

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Trends to Watch in 2017: An Upsurge of Identity Politics

Something to watch unfold this year in Seattle as we try to work on the housing shortage which is leading to higher prices, is an upsurge of identity politics associated with housing. As a person of color (or POC as we’re called) I am concerned about the growing role that race is taking in our […]

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Trends to Watch in 2017: Uncertainty in the Land Market Created by MIZ

Almost every forecast for single-family home prices and for apartment rents is indicating that prices will still be going up because of a lack of inventory. This means buildable land will also be more expensive. But I think a trend to watch will be growing uncertainty among both sellers of land and buyers created by the Seattle […]