Social Welfare

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.

National Social Housing Plan Urges Creation of 12 Million of Homes

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Since the Reagan administration, the federal government has gotten out of the game of producing social housing itself. A new report titled "The Case...

Sunday Video: What Is Cancer Alley?

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https://youtu.be/XAFD-0aMkwE Vox explains how environmental racism through public policy and private actions can lead to environmental health catastrophes for people of color. Coronavirus is killing...
Seven passengers wait to board a Sound Transit bus. (Photo courtesy of Sound Transit)

Sound Transit Fare Enforcement Reform Still Fraught, Pilot Coming Along With Fare Changes

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Sound Transit has been grappling with fare enforcement reimagination for the past two years in the wake of racial equity and social justice concerns,...

Cancel Rent Calls Get Louder as Governor Inslee Extends Eviction Ban through December

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On October 14th, Governor Jay Inslee issued another extension of his eviction moratorium and rent freeze through the end of the year and also...

Eight Cities Have Opted Out of County Measure to House Homeless

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Bellevue, Renton, Issaquah, Maple Valley, North Bend, Covington, Snoqualmie, and Kent voted to opt out of King County's homelessness measure by proposing their own...