MHA

Progressives like Scott, Sawant, Strauss, and Lewis are Winning the Housing Debate, Opponents Are...

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We live in alternate realities. I realized this when I received a pro-Alex Pedersen mailer from People for Affordable Livable Seattle (PALS) political action...

City Contemplates Upzoning or Downzoning The Ave

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There is probably not much that District 4 City Council candidates Shaun Scott and Alex Pedersen agree on, but one topic on which the...

Mayor Durkan Signs into Law Mandatory Housing Affordability Rezoning 27 Urban Villages

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The bills' signage marks the end of a long fight by housing advocates to get affordability requirements enshrined in Seattle law. Before a crowd of...

How We Got Here: A (Brief) History of Mandatory Housing Affordability in Seattle

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Today Seattle City Council is voting on "citywide" implementation of Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA), a form of inclusionary zoning from which single family zones...

Could Preserving Affordable Rental Housing Stop Displacement in Seattle?

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As Seattle City Council debates legislation that would require additional housing affordability contributions from developers, big questions have emerged about whether efforts to preserve...

MHA Has Advanced to the Finish Line

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Affordable housing advocates should set their sights on what comes next. Citywide Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) legislation passed 8-0 out of the select committee earlier...

‘Tech Trash’ versus NIMBYs: Final MHA Hearing Lays Bare Seattle’s Generational Divide

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The final public hearing on citywide implementation of Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) was long and contentious. Hundreds of speakers waited for hours to present...

Council Must Be Bold for Affordable Homes

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Seattle for Everyone is a broad coalition of affordable housing developers, for-profit developers and businesses, labor and social justice advocates, environmentalists and urbanists, all...