Social Welfare

Community Resident Preference Policy and the Fight Against Displacement in Seattle

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Despite having origins in practices that contributed to segregation and exclusion, community resident preference policy has recently become a rallying cry amongst residents of...

State Report Deems MFTE’s Role In Boosting Housing Production “Inconclusive”

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Washington State's Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC) could not prove if the millions of dollars developers saved through Multifamily Family Tax Exemption...

Sound Transit Approves Pilot Program Waiving Fares for Low-Income Riders, Previews Fare Enforcement Reform

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A new income-based fare pilot program will provide help support low-income riders on Sound Transit services for up to two years as the transit...

Sunday Video: The Innovative Way Ghent Removed Cars From The City

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https://vimeo.com/379854529 Officials from Ghent talk about how their circulation plan helped transform the city to a higher walking and biking mode share in a very...

What Seattle Can Learn from Denmark about Community-Owned Housing

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Seattle grassroots organizations are pioneering community ownership strategies for anti-displacement and economic equity. Africatown Community Land Trust is securing land in the Central District....

Sunday Video: How San Francisco Erased A Neighborhood

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https://youtu.be/tcsdglJFT0M Vox shares a story of colonization, racism, and gentrification that created and then erased a Filipino neighborhood in San Francisco. This story was repeated...
A redlining map of Seattle shows the Central District and Delridge indicated in red.

Sunday Video: The History of Redlining in Seattle

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https://youtu.be/mBQE5rrWDfA KCTS9 has a very short video on the history of redlining in Seattle and the long-lasting impacts of the practise.

Constantine Responds To Youth Jail Critics In State Of The County Speech

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During his State of the County speech yesterday, King County Executive Dow Constantine unveiled plans to open two reception centers for youth accused of...