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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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On the Story of Housing in Seattle and Being Called a “Neoliberal”

So the other day I stumbled upon a very interesting and well put together slide show on file sharing site Slideshare. The presentation, titled, “Strategic Communications Plan for Seattle Affordable Housing and Homelessness,” goes into some really deep detail about how Seattle arrived at the so called “Grand Bargain,” the scheme that would require builders […]

Banks and Entrepreneurs Hold the Key to DADU Success

We’ve said it before but the problem with getting a lot more Detached Accessory Dwelling Units (DADUs) is regulatory but it is also about financing. The breathless contention over the last round of DADU legislation was a little overwrought since the legislation doesn’t deal with a key aspect of regulation that makes it impossible to […]

The Seattle Times Responds

Last week some of us complained to the Seattle Times about their habit of writing stories that only report quarterly rises in rents without any reference to broader patterns of rent increases (the rate of increase is high but the rates have been slowing) without considering why the prices are up and getting a sense […]