Social Welfare

For the First Time Ever, Crowdfunding Will Help Build Affordable Housing in Seattle

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Seattle-based Bellwether Housing has announced the launch of its Building Opportunity Fund, the nation's first crowdfunded impact investment that funds the development of affordable...

CARES Act Provides Puget Sound Transit Agencies $554.8 Million in Emergency Funding

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Transit agencies and riders alike in the Puget Sound can breath a sigh of relief, now that the federal government is providing emergency funding...

Mid-Session Check-In on Equitable and Sustainable Legislation

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With a short legislative session, Democrats and Republicans have been moving swiftly to get bills through the legislative process. Several major bills affecting environmental...

Why Urbanists Must Support Linkage Fees and Inclusionary Zoning: A Scalable Policy For Affordable...

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Over the past few years a convincing narrative emerged explaining high housing costs in cities. As the narrative goes, urban housing is expensive because...

Sunday Video: Who Pays The Lowest Taxes In The US?

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https://youtu.be/kXCGbAv8YPw America may have an income tax, but the national tax structure is not remotely progressive and is weighted mostly against the poor and working...

Local And State Leaders Resolutely Reject Trumpian Tyranny On Immigration

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Donald Trump has increasingly exhibited tyrannical and despotic tendencies during his less-than-one-week control of the federal government. His opening salvo was presented in his...

Share Your Opinion on the ORCA for All Proposal to Reduce Transit Costs for...

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Recently the King County Council made headlines when it voted to expand on ORCA Lift to provide free Metro bus service for qualifying riders....

Dissecting MFTE: 855 New Units Added In 2016 But Rent Limit Jumped 7%

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The Multifamily Tax Exemption (MFTE) program has approved 7,518 affordable units, as of the end of 2016. 855 affordable units were officially added to...