Inclusionary Zoning

Progressives like Scott, Sawant, Strauss, and Lewis are Winning the Housing Debate, Opponents Are...

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We live in alternate realities. I realized this when I received a pro-Alex Pedersen mailer from People for Affordable Livable Seattle (PALS) political action...

Plan Cities for the Working Class not for Real Estate Tycoons, Sam Stein Urges...

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Samuel Stein's new book Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State aims to challenge urban planning orthodoxy. Writing from a socialist perspective with...

Mayor Durkan Signs into Law Mandatory Housing Affordability Rezoning 27 Urban Villages

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The bills' signage marks the end of a long fight by housing advocates to get affordability requirements enshrined in Seattle law. Before a crowd of...

How We Got Here: A (Brief) History of Mandatory Housing Affordability in Seattle

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Today Seattle City Council is voting on "citywide" implementation of Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA), a form of inclusionary zoning from which single family zones...

Mayor Durkan and Councilmember Herbold Each Propose Anti-Displacement Strategies

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On Wednesday, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Councilmember Lisa Herbold both issued policy ideas to stem displacement. Mayor Durkan issued a new executive order...

No Backsliding: MHA Upzones Are a Crucial Step to Tackle the Housing Crisis

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Today, the City will hold the final public meeting on "citywide" Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) before the Seattle City Council is expected to vote...

Mosqueda, González, and Juarez Push for Bigger MHA Rezones Amid Amendment Debates

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On Friday, the Seattle City Council had a marathon meeting on amendments to the proposed Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) rezones and land use regulations....

New Legislation Offers a Flexible Approach to Tackling Washington’s Housing Woes

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House Bill 1923 would require that cities take action to increase both housing supply and affordability. Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon of the 34th District has sponsored...