Housing

Mercer Island Set to Renew Development Moratorium for Fourth Time in Two Years

On Tuesday evening, Mercer Island's City Council is poised to renew a moratorium that prevents the redevelopment of parcels in the southeast corner of...

Seattle Posts Record Housing Revenue, but Affordable Housing Needs Outpace Supply

The City of Seattle declared this week "Affordable Housing Week" as part of an annual tradition, with the Housing Development Consortium hosting events highlighting...

Meetup Video: Claudia Balducci Joins The Urbanist

Last night, The Urbanist was pleased to welcome King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci, current chair of the council and President of the Puget Sound...

Bellevue Council Update: Rezones for Religious Properties & City to Get Drug (Settlement) Money

Work on the issue of affordable housing continues in Bellevue, as the City Council voted Monday evening to advance staff work on rezones for...

The Seattle Region Must Embrace Housing Abundance

With its temperate climate, Seattle is likely to be a popular destination for climate refugees fleeing areas made drier and hotter by climate change....

The Urbanist Podcast: YIMBYtown

If you follow housing politics, you've probably heard of the term YIMBY (a.k.a. yes in my backyard), but do you know what differentiates the...

Bellevue Adds Restrictions to State Mandated Housing Legislation

On Wednesday evening, Bellevue's seven-member Planning Commission advanced final recommendations for implementing portions of HB 1220 within the city. That bill, passed by the...
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Prominent Affordable Housing Consortium Comes Out Against Seattle’s Social Housing Ballot Initiative

The Housing Development Consortium (HDC), a prominent player in affordable housing creation in the Seattle region, has come out against proposed ballot Initiative 135,...