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Housing

Explainer: What’s an Environmental Impact Statement?

An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) sounds like a highly technical and complex mechanism of governance. They take years, spiral into hundreds of pages with...
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Call to Action: Speak Up For Housing Benefit Districts

On a day-to-day basis, we are confronted with a million different challenges: maybe you dropped your coffee on the carpet, maybe you just cannot...
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Bayview Tower Project Marks A Step Forward in Decarbonizing Buildings

For tenants of large apartment buildings, the prospect of a new water heating system installation can be cause for alarm. Prolonged utility shutoffs present...
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What to Know About Washington State’s Competing Missing Middle Housing Bills

Housing policy is front and center in the Washington State House this short session, as highlighted by a recent public hearing in which differing...

Washington’s Legislature Is Tackling Zoning Around Transit and For Missing Middle Housing

Housing and zoning reform is taking center stage in the Washington State Legislature. Today, a handful of bills will be heard in committee to...
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Mayor Harrell Extends Seattle’s Eviction Moratorium until February 14th

Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced a 30-day extension of Seattle's eviction moratorium, which covers residences and small business and non-profit commercial tenants. The previous executive...

Tree Canopy Analysis Shows Tacoma Rezone Critics Exaggerate Concerns

Critics of policies that increase urban density often point to negative impacts on tree canopy as reason to oppose zoning changes. Some opponents to...
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Bateman, Macri, Das Propose Missing Middle Housing Bill Tackling Exclusionary Zoning Statewide

Washington could follow in the example of Oregon and California by chipping away at the predominance of single-family zoning across the state with new...

Let’s Make #Homes4WA

Washington faces a very deep housing availability and affordability crisis that has only worsened in the past several years. It’s time for Washington to face this crisis head on. It’s time to take action to house Washington. Let your legislators know we need their help to house everyone.