Dave Amos at City Beautiful talks about the history social housing in the United States and whether it’s a policy solution worth pursuing again. For decades, social housing — particularly low-income public housing — has been discouraged as a housing policy, but it has found new life in recent years. In fact, Seattle will get a chance to weigh the policy this fall at the ballot box.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.