• 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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Question for Futurewise: Where Do You Stand?

This is a tough e-mail to send, but it appears as though a leader at Futurewise is fighting the basic principles of growth management: density in our cities. We need to hear from Futurewise about where they stand. You can contact their interim ED at Chris@futurewise.org ———————- Hello Chris and Chuck, While Smart Growth Seattle has […]


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 […]