Housing

A five-story apartment building in Issaquah at 1118 7th Ave NW/1036 7th Ave NW/600 NW Locust St.

King County Scrambling to Distribute Rent Assistance as Eviction Crisis Looms

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King County officials are scrambling to distribute $145 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to tenants and are far behind schedule. Those...
A photograph showing the skyline Downtown Seattle's tall buildings at sunset as viewed from Kerry Park in Queen Anne.

Dramatic Changes Demand New Priorities, Says Seattle Planning Commission

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According to the advisory board, stakes are high for what may be the "most consequential" update to Seattle's comprehensive plan to date. Back in...

Sunday Video: How The US Made Affordable Homes Illegal

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https://youtu.be/0Flsg_mzG-M Vox digs deep into why American housing is so expensive, which runs the gamut from exclusionary zoning practices to a history of redlining.
A photograph showing participants holding colorful signs at a press event. The signs carry messages such as "sweeps cause harm" and "sweeps bring no compassion"

Judge Strikes ‘Compassion Seattle’ City Charter Amendment from November Ballot – Update

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Update (August 31, 2021): The Compassion Seattle campaign has filed an emergency motion with the Washington Court of Appeals and is seeking a stay...
Image: A six story building with retail on the first level and pedestrians on the sidewalk.

Social Housing Push Gaining Support as Housing Prices Skyrocket

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Policymakers get ahead of themselves sometimes, especially when it comes to the complicated world of housing policy. How often do we stop and ask...

Apartment Production Declines toward a 5-Year Low in Seattle Metro

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The numbers come from a new national report, but data from the City of Seattle also indicates a sustained decrease in housing production. According...

Compassion Seattle Fires Back as Charter Amendment Faces Second Lawsuit

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Seattle voters wait for a judicial decision that will determine if the controversial city charter amendment critics call an unfunded mandate masquerading as a...
A view of a tiny house creation with a front porch from LiteHouse Shelters.

New Designs Expand Possibilities for Tiny Houses as Emergency Shelter

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As the homelessness crisis deepens its impact across the U.S., Washington State designers are improving tiny house designs with the goal of bringing more...