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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.


Seattle’s MHA Program is a Cash Machine for Non-Profits and Activists

Sometime early in 2016 after the Grand Bargain — a deal between large developers like Vulcan who build in downtown and South Lake Union, the City, and non-profit developers — I scheduled a visit with Seattle’s smartest Councilmember, Lisa Herbold. Surely she’d get that the so called Bargain was letting downtown developers like Vulcan off […]

Seattle Builders Council Dinner Next Thursday

Next Thursday evening we’ll be hosting this year’s Seattle Builders Council Dinner with guest speakers John Wilson, King County Assessor and Simon Stevenson the director of the University of Washington’s Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies. We’ll be talking about the latest in housing policy in economics that are influencing housing supply in the months […]

Senator Braun: “Why is housing so expensive?”

In what has become a bipartisan quest in Olympia both the Governor and the Senate are now asking the same questions we’ve been asking: why is housing so expensive to build? That question applies to both non-profit subsidized housing and market rate housing. The difference as I’ve pointed out is that when prices go up […]