Social Housing

Farrell smiles with a brick background.

Jessyn Farrell Declares for Mayor, Promising Housing Push and Universal Childcare

Jessyn Farrell joined an increasingly crowded Seattle Mayoral race on Thursday, and she came out swinging. “If you feel really great about how things...
Advocates hold red signs backing rent control and housing the homeless.

Tenant Advocates Win Seattle Eviction Ban Extension and Press for Broader Reforms

Earlier this month, a 47-group-strong coalition urged Mayor Jenny Durkan to extend Seattle's eviction moratorium through the end of the year. That pressure has...
A "Missing Large Housing" graphic shows a range of midrise and highrise housing options between six-story "five over one" and pencil skyscrapers, including social housing and shared ownership options like baugruppe. "The middle class lives here in industrialized societies," a label notes.

Missing Large Housing and Berkeley’s Push to End Apartment Bans

Historically, Berkeley has been a hotbed of resistance to new housing and an innovator in excluding people of color. In fact, Berkeley was the...
Seven-story midrise apartments along a pedestrian plaza.

Growing Social Housing in Seattle

Social housing composes 8.6% of Seattle's housing stock, which is well below many peer cities around the globe. Some standouts are far ahead. In...

Sound Transit Puts Equitable TOD and Bathroom Policy Reform Front and Center

Sound Transit is making good on a policy directive to expand bathroom access to facilities and equitable transit-oriented development (TOD) commitments in Seattle. The...

Kenmore Seeking to Expedite and Incentivize Affordable Housing Projects

Kenmore could be on the cusp of passing a package of amendments that streamline the permitting process for affordable housing projects and provide a...

Sunday Video: America’s Worsening Homelessness Crisis

0 Bloomberg Quicktake highlights America’s growing homelessness struggles and ways that could lessen it.
A playground with trees and public housing towers in the background

Social Housing Skeptics Are Full of It

Last week was a weird week for public housing. On Tuesday, Substack pundit Matt Yglesias opined that public housing doesn't solve a single problem...