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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.


Mix Tapes: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

I was listening to some really old recordings on my phone and I found one from a public meeting with Councilmember Mike O’Brien back on April 12th, 2011. That’s a long time, right. I mean back then we were still fighting against the tunnel, Mike McGinn was Mayor (his first go at the job), I was […]

ULI Presentation: The State of the Housing Debate in Seattle

Last week I was invited to address the Council on Small Scale Development Council at the Urban Land Institute’s Spring meeting held here in Seattle. I don’t like Power Point presentations. In general, I feel like what’s happening on the screen distracts from what’s being said, and what’s being said can distract from the slides. […]

Do You Need Help With Rent? Try Our Calculator

I’ve been making the point that we could make our resources go a lot further if we just make direct cash payments to people who need help with rent. So we decided to make a calculator that would show renters just how much more than the normative standard they are paying using a simple calculator […]