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Data-Loving Mayor Vetoes Bill Requiring Landlords to Share Rent Data

In the first veto of his tenure, Mayor Bruce Harrell struck down a recently passed bill seeking to track more rent data from Seattle...
A screenshot of a virtual Seattle City Council meeting with photos of all nine councilmembers displayed.

New Seattle Legislation Advances Renter Protections Against Economic Eviction

On Monday, the Seattle City Council had a busy -- and consequential -- day of voting on council bills related to renters' rights in...
Senior Paster Robert Jeffrey Sr. stands with Councilmember Sawant and three supporters in the background at a press conference calling for reparations for New Hope church.

Sawant, Black Faith Leaders Call for Reparations to Rectify Seattle’s Racist Housing Practices

Update: Since this article was initially published, Councilmember Kshama Sawant has formally submitted a resolution calling on the City to "support community demands to...

‘Huge Victory’ for Tenants as King County Council Broadens Protections

In a 6-3 vote yesterday, the King County Council approved a bill greatly expanding tenant rights in unincorporated King County. Sponsors Girmay Zahilay, Jeanne...
A triplex in Magnolia. (Photo by Doug Trumm)

Conventional Conforming: The Quiet Hurdle to Increasing Density

How Federal Subsidy of Loan Interest Rates Block Missing Middle Housing Earlier in the pandemic, I was searching around Zillow. Looking at houses was a...

Landlord Lobby Spreads Lies in Attempt to Torpedo King County Tenant Rights Bill

Landlords came out in force at the King County Council meeting on Tuesday to speak against a proposed tenant rights bill. Unfortunately, their cause...

The Great Seattle Housing Swap

Imagine if you could partner with a developer to build a multiplex or rowhouse on your property, and, in exchange for the land, you...
Photo of a single-story duplex in Wallingford, with three-story townhomes behind it.

The Historic Preservation We Need: Four Floors and Corner Stores

We cannot escape the echoes of history. I live in and own a house in a formerly redlined section of Wallingford. This house was...