Renters

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...
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Bellevue Council Update: Juneteenth Holiday, Regional Affordable Housing Funds, and Eviction Resolution

Discussions at this week's Bellevue City Council meeting centered around three topics: reviewing Juneteenth as a paid holiday for city staff, approving funding allocations...

Harrell Considering Easing Micro Housing Restrictions

Despite skyrocketing housing prices across Washington State, the state legislature has failed to pass any bills easing statewide housing restrictions and promoting missing middle...
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Seattle Times Wrong Again, Siding with Exclusion and Housing Scarcity

The Seattle Times editorial board has long been a foe of housing diversity and density, and they proved that yet again yesterday. The editorial...
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Rental Assistance, Conflict Mediation Slowing Evictions in Bellevue – For Now

Much advocacy and media focus has been rightly granted to the newly-elected Mayor Bruce Harrell's one-month extension of Seattle's eviction moratorium. However, this level...
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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...
Tear gas rises near the East Precinct building on E. Pine St. on Monday, May 1, as police disperse a crowd of protestors. (Photo by Ethan Campbell)

Where Urbanists and Progressives Go from Poor 2021 Showing

Council President Lorena González's resounding loss to former Council President Bruce Harrell marks the third straight Seattle mayoral election in which the progressive fell...

With Statewide Eviction Moratorium About to Lapse, King County Braces for Surge in Filings

King County received $145 million in rent assistance from the Federal government to distribute to tenants in what could be a godsend for many....