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Anton is an architect at Neiman Taber Architects, a mission-based design and development firm that specializes in microhousing and multifamily residential buildings in Seattle. He is also a co-creator of Mighty House, a free, open source tiny house shelter. Anton is a member of AIA Seattle's Public Policy Board and a former co-chair of the Committee on Homelessness. He writes about homelessness on Medium (@adekom).
This encampment under I-5 in the International District has since been cleared by the City. (Photo by author)
Removals of homeless encampments, often called “sweeps,” cause both economic harm and severe emotional trauma for people who are living unsheltered. Sadly, while encampment removals have been defended as a way to protect homeless people from crime and predation, the removals themselves have often violated the very...
Volunteers building and painting tiny houses at Georgetown Village in March of 2017. (Photo by the author)
On Tuesday, the Seattle City Council passed legislation that increases the number of tiny house villages allowed throughout the city. The bill, introduced in draft form last August but delayed by State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) appeal, was sponsored by Councilmember Kshama Sawant. The...