Social Welfare

Coalition Urges Mayor to Extend the Eviction Moratorium

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At month's end, the eviction moratorium is scheduled to expire, which would put thousands of tenants at risk. A broad coalition spearheaded by the...
Mayor Durkan with Ferris wheel and Seattle waterfront in background

Durkan Is Botching Homelessness Policy and Blaming Journalists for the News

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“My constituents are mad. All of Seattle is mad, and to be honest, I’m mad too," Councilmember Tammy Morales said in a statement Friday....

Regional Homelessness Authority Still Adrift as CEO Pick Declines Job

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After months of delay, King County's Regional Homelessness Authority was supposed to get its Chief Executive Officer. There's just one problem. The consensus pick,...
A Metro bus operating on a snowy Beacon Hill. (Owen Pickford)

Metro Previews Policy Updates for System Growth and Equity Focus

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Updates to King County Metro's key policy documents have been delayed due to Covid-induced impacts, but the agency hopes to complete them this year...

Midweek Video: The Case for Federal Transit Operations Support

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https://vimeo.com/504477662 It this short video, TransitCenter highlights the inequity of America’s public transportation systems both in term of social and environmental justice. TransitCenter argues that...

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

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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

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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

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https://youtu.be/LduaiX0yj6E Bloomberg Quicktake highlights America’s growing homelessness struggles and ways that could lessen it.