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Social Housing

Read Our I-135 Endorsement, Ballots Arriving This Week

The special election to determine whether Seattle will embrace a new social housing model starts this week. Ballots for Initiative 135 will be mailed...

Catch Up on Seattle’s Social Housing Ballot Measure at Our January Meetup with Tiffani...

Social housing is going to the ballot in February, and if you want to learn more about the initiative, The Urbanist has you covered....

Morales Hopes to Resurrect Social Housing Amendment That Didn’t Make Balancing Package Cut

Councilmember Tammy Morales had hoped to lay some groundwork to expand social housing in Seattle, but her amendment did not make it into Budget...

Seattle Region’s Extensive Blanket of Exclusionary Zoning Illustrated in New Study

It's no secret that restrictive zoning is prevalent in the Seattle metropolitan area, but a new study underway at the Urban Institute is taking...

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...