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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....
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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...

Renters Are Headed toward Eviction Cliff, Advocates Urge Moratorium Extension

Washington State's eviction machinery may soon be operating at high gear after a brief pandemic-induced hiatus. As that threat looms, the Stay Housed Stay...
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King County Scrambling to Distribute Rent Assistance as Eviction Crisis Looms

King County officials are scrambling to distribute $145 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to tenants and are far behind schedule. Those...

PSRC Housing Strategy Seeks to Galvanize Region to Action

In July, the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) released their draft three-pronged Regional Housing Strategy (RHS). The strategy is to be a collection of...

Hot YIMBY Summer

There has been quite a lull in pro-housing advocacy opportunities since the controversial Mandatory Housing Affordability and Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda rezones of...