a path between two townhouses with evergreen trees
A contemporary townhouse development in Seattle. (Natalie Bicknell Argerious)

Last week, we published an oral history of Washington State’s missing middle housing bill. Creating this episode involved interviewing several of the lawmakers and advocates, like Representative Jessica Bateman (D- Olympia) and Bryce Yadon, lobbyist for Futurewise, who were involved in the legislation’s path to success. There were so many good insights in the interviews that we decided to revisit a few more things we learned from these important conversations before shifting our focus to the future. 

In this episode, we also consider what the next steps will be for implementing statewide missing middle housing policy, as well as other ways Washington State can address its housing affordability and scarcity woes. 

We want to know your idea for policies for creating more abundant, affordable housing. Reach out to us at podcast [at] theurbanist.org.  

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Natalie Bicknell Argerious (she/her) is a reporter and podcast host at The Urbanist. She previously served as managing editor. A passionate urban explorer since childhood, she loves learning how to make cities more inclusive, vibrant, and environmentally resilient. You can often find her wandering around Seattle's Central District and Capitol Hill with her dogs and cat. Email her at natalie [at] theurbanist [dot] org.