Social Housing

Social Housing Measure Qualifies To Run on Seattle Ballot Next Year

Yesterday, the House Our Neighbors coalition announced their social-housing-focused Initiative 135 had qualified to run on the ballot in Seattle, which will likely occur...
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I-135 Social Housing Backers Expect to Qualify for February Ballot After Turning In Another...

Initiative 135 has taken a step closer to putting social housing on the ballot. House Our Neighbors, the campaign behind the effort, says they...

Jumps in Rent Underscore Need for Rent Stabilization in Washington

Rent stabilization and ending apartment bans, a match made in heaven. Rents are going up, and almost no one is being spared. Even tenants in...

The Urbanist Elections Committee Endorses Initiative 135 to Advance Social Housing

Seattle voters may have a unique opportunity this November to support a new model of providing affordable housing, and they should take it. Initiative...

Sunday Video: Social Housing As A Policy Solution

Dave Amos at City Beautiful talks about the history social housing in the United States and whether it's a policy solution worth pursuing again....

Seattle Posts Record Housing Revenue, but Affordable Housing Needs Outpace Supply

The City of Seattle declared this week "Affordable Housing Week" as part of an annual tradition, with the Housing Development Consortium hosting events highlighting...
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Prominent Affordable Housing Consortium Comes Out Against Seattle’s Social Housing Ballot Initiative

The Housing Development Consortium (HDC), a prominent player in affordable housing creation in the Seattle region, has come out against proposed ballot Initiative 135,...
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The Urbanist Podcast: An Ambitious New Plan to Create Social Housing in Seattle

In this podcast episode, Ray and I discuss the current proposed ballot initiative to create a public development authority (PDA) that would be tasked...