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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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Slides From First Meeting of Mayor’s Housing Committee

Here is a data rich slide show from the first meeting of what’s being called the Housing and Livability Agenda or HALA. I picked this up from Seattle Bubble (and also got the link from others) which had a great comment about supply I  agree with even though I have not reviewed the entire deck: I […]

Can Tiny Houses Help Solve Homelessness?

Another of my fellow panelists at last week’s Housing Land Advocates Conference in Portland was the Reverend Dan Bryant of First Christian Church in Eugene, Oregon. Bryant is the President of the board of directors of Opportunity Village Eugene or OVE. OVE is a village of very small houses organized as a community and built […]

Accessory Dwelling Units - Take the First Step from Oregon DEQ on Vimeo.

Oregon Leads on Accessory Dwelling Units

I attended the Housing Land Advocates Conference in Portland last week and presented on what happened to microhouisng. Microhousing is a new thing in Portland. My presentation had to highlight the fact that Seattle pretty much has closed down the microhousing product; some will still get built here, but not as many as before. But […]