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Construction of new apartments has reached a five-year low in Seattle, according to data compiled by RentCafe. While it makes sense that construction would slow down as a result of Covid pandemic, the numbers are still significant. Rentcafe estimates...
At a Thursday press conference on the state's Covid response, Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced he was extending the eviction moratorium and presumably the rent freeze through October 15th. He also promised that at least $100 million in rent...
On Tuesday, Governor Jay Inslee did something that normally would have made big news if not for police riots and Mayoral abdication of responsibility grabbing headlines. The Governor announced he was extending Washington's statewide rent freeze and eviction moratorium...
Being evicted for nonpayment of rent won't really be a thing for Seattle tenants in 2020--at least if tenants assert the rights they won at city council today. Council President M. Lorena González introduced the emergency ordinance extending the eviction...
Washington renters breathed a sigh of relief yesterday as Governor Jay Inslee announced a rent freeze lasting two months. The governor also extended the eviction moratorium that he first issued in mid-March to June 4th as well. "All it took...
On Monday, the Seattle City Council by a 7-0 vote passed a winter eviction ban aiming to protect tenants during the three coldest months of the year. Although some cities do bar evictions on days with inclement weather, the...
Seattle and Washington State want to maintain housing affordability and the other Washington (D.C.) laid the groundwork to do it via legislation providing tenants the right to buy their home. I recently attended a 2020 legislative preview hosted by Seattle/King...
Mayor Jenny Durkan revealed the slate of affordable housing projects the City would be funding next year to the record-breaking tune of $110 million on Monday. The 13 buildings funded will bring 1,944 apartments affordable below 60% of area...