King County Supports Youth Homeless Shelter


King County pledged $120,000 to help support the YouthCare’s James W Ray Orion Center.

The shelter helps homeless youth in Seattle and is located off Denny Way, between Capitol Hill and South Lake Union. The shelter has been facing a budget shortfall for some time and is still well short of the funding it needs to remain open next year.

What if everyone in the Seattle metro lived in Seattle?


Seattle would be a much denser city if its metropolitan area were squeezed inside the city proper.

The current estimated population of the city of Seattle is 634,435 people. If we divide that number by the city’s land area, 83.87 square miles (SM) we get a density of about 7,565 people per square mile (PSM).

Single Family Home Sales October 2013


Seattle Bubble reports a dip in the price of some single-family homes during October in King County. The main points:

Seattle Ranks #8 Nationwide For Walkscore


Walkscore released their top 10 ranking for US cities and placed Seattle at number 8. The rankings:

Seattle DPD Attempts to Define aPodments and Microhousing.


The city of Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development first item in its list of proposed micro-housing legislation in Seattle is a legal definition of “micro” and “micro-housing,” as there is currently no distinction between micro-housing and other types of dwelling in the city code.  The proposed definition is as follows:

Seattle Moves to Limit aPodments and Microhousing


The Department of Planning and Development recently proposed legislation to define and regulate micro-housing in Seattle. You can find a copy of their proposal here.

The proposal opens with a few goals from the City of Seattle Comprehensive Plan that aPodments could potentially help to meet:

Lower Cost, Higher Quality Housing in Seattle


Seattle is a world-class city that deserves great housing for everyone.

This blog will aim to follow current events related to housing in Seattle, and in doing so it will guide the dialogue on proven solutions for providing lower cost, higher quality housing for everyone who lives in the city.