Homelessness

Incentive Zoning Nets $32 Million To Help Fund 610 Affordable Homes

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Mayor Ed Murray announced $47 million in funding for affordable housing via the City's optional incentive zoning program and the housing levy at a...

Seattle’s Slow Progress on Homelessness

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Seattle is now more than a year into a city-declared state of emergency around the issue of homelessness. On November 2, 2015, the office...

Safe Housing Is A Human Right

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Seattle, we have a problem. A few dozen or so of our housed neighbors --claiming to represent "thousands" of Seattleites--showed up to the City...

Council Passes 20 Is Plenty Law, 2+U Alley Vacation, And New Madison Valley Park

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Monday was a somewhat unusual meeting for the Seattle City Council. Leading off the proceedings was Mayor Ed Murray who delivered his remarks on the...

Council’s Homeless Sweeps Bill Could Lead To Showdown With Mayor

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The Seattle City Council's Human Services and Public Health Committee held a special meeting yesterday (video) to consider legislation to make treatment of the...

Solving Homelessness Is More Complex Than Just Supply

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In a recent article, I wrote about homelessness and mentioned that the building boom of new (mostly luxury) apartments hasn't positively affected One Night...

King County’s One Night Homeless Count Reaches An All Time High of 4,505

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Seattle got some bad news from the January 29th One Night Count of the homeless population. The Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness reported: At least...

Incentive Zoning Helps Bring In $45 Million For 809 Affordable Apartments

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Seattle's Office of Housing is set to make the largest annual investment to affordable housing in its history, as Mayor Ed Murray's office announced...