Renters

Tacoma Issues Housing Permits Three Times Faster than Seattle, Builders Report

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Seattle has been taking the lion's share of the region's housing growth for the last decade, but developers are starting to look to Tacoma...

Seattle Council Passes Eviction Defense Package

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Yesterday, the Seattle City Council passed three bills extending protections for tenants facing the threat of eviction. They also voted unanimously to send a...

Eviction Defense Bills Pass Out of Committee with Pedersen Dissenting

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The Seattle City Council's Renters' Rights Committee passed three bills providing further protections from evictions and rejected a bevy of amendments from Councilmember Alex...

City Council Passes Right to Counsel for Tenants Facing Evictions

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In a unanimous vote Monday, the Seattle City Council guaranteed the right to counsel to tenants facing eviction proceedings. Sponsored by Councilmembers Kshama Sawant,...

Stay Housed Campaign Launches with King County Tenants Rights Push

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A group of tenant advocates and progressive organizations are banding together to push for new renter protections in a “Stay Housed, Stay Healthy” campaign,...
Advocates hold red signs backing rent control and housing the homeless.

Tenant Advocates Win Seattle Eviction Ban Extension and Press for Broader Reforms

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Earlier this month, a 47-group-strong coalition urged Mayor Jenny Durkan to extend Seattle's eviction moratorium through the end of the year. That pressure has...
Downtown Tacoma's stretch of Pacific Avenue hosts the Tacoma Link streetcar. (Photo by Doug Trumm)

Zoomers Flock to Tacoma over Pricey Seattle

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You would have to be quite old to remember when it was cheaper to live in the city than the countryside. It’s been a...
A "Missing Large Housing" graphic shows a range of midrise and highrise housing options between six-story "five over one" and pencil skyscrapers, including social housing and shared ownership options like baugruppe. "The middle class lives here in industrialized societies," a label notes.

Missing Large Housing and Berkeley’s Push to End Apartment Bans

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Historically, Berkeley has been a hotbed of resistance to new housing and an innovator in excluding people of color. In fact, Berkeley was the...