Renters

Apartment Production in Seattle On Track to Decline Sharply in 2020

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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...
Governor Jay Inslee wears a mask at July 23rd press briefing. (Screen capture via TVW)

Governor Inslee Extends Eviction Moratorium to October 15th, Promises $100 Million in Rent Relief...

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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...

Governor Inslee Extends Rent Freeze and Eviction Moratorium, Queues Up Payroll Tax Debate

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On Tuesday, Governor Jay Inslee did something that normally would have made big news if not for police riots and Mayoral abdication of responsibility...

Seattle Council Extends Eviction Moratorium Through December

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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...
Governor Jay Inslee (Courtesy of Governor's Office)

Governor Inslee Freezes Rents and Extends Statewide Eviction Moratorium

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Washington renters breathed a sigh of relief yesterday as Governor Jay Inslee announced a rent freeze lasting two months. The governor also extended the...
A support of the winter evicition ban testified ahead of the Seattle City Council's vote. (Seattle Channel)

Seattle Council Passes Winter Eviction Ban Against Protests of Mayor Durkan and Landlord Lobby

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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...
Share The Cities co-hosted a tenant bootcamp with Be:Seattle in Queen Anne on December 17. (Credit: Laura Loe)

Acronyms for Action: TOPA Could Help Tenants Buy Their Homes

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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...
Africatown Plaza will anchor a corner of the Midtown Center redevelopment. (Credit: Africatown CLT)

Sawant Introduces Winter Eviction Ban, Mayor Durkan Unveils $110 Million Housing Investment

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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...