• 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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What Is To Be Done?: Taking on 2017 and Beyond

Councilmember Tim Burgess’ announcement that he will not seek reelection to the Seattle City Council has sparked early conversation among people who build and operate housing about who we should support in 2017. My simple answer is no one, since it is very unlikely that a candidate will emerge that will truly represent our concerns […]

Money and Housing: “We’ve Got to Stick Together!”

Well, another Christmas Day has come and gone. For me, as an Anglo-Catholic, yesterday was only the first day of a twelve day celebration that culminates with Epiphany, the celebration of the arrival of the three wise men in Bethlehem. One of the best American movies of all time is It’s A Wonderful Life. The […]

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California Housing Forum: “Build More Housing”

I was honored to be a part of an all star set of panels at a forum hosted by the California Apartment Association (CAA) in October. You can download a copy of the report on the CAA website and read more about the conclusions of the forum at my post today at Forbes. And here […]