Growing Pains

With Seattle’s Housing Crisis, Could Inaction Be the Best Action?

We’ve tried nearly everything else. But what about trying zilch?

10/18/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Housing and Homelessness

A History of Homelessness in Seattle

#SEAHomeless is raising awareness to Seattle's homeless problem. Here's a history of the past 12 years.

06/28/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Mandatory Affordable Housing Bill for International District Moves Toward Council Vote

The council vote is slated for July 17 after the legislation was passed out of committee Tuesday.

06/06/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Attorney's Office

Landlords Sue City Over Restrictions on Move-In Fees

RHA officials argue the council's ordinance is reducing options for affordable housing.

05/31/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Developers for 7 Projects Opt Into City's Mandatory Housing Program

The projects will raise an estimated $25 million for affordable housing.

05/18/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Council Wrap-Up

No Comments on Murray, Homeless Sweeps, and Environmental Policy Reform

Here's a rundown of the Seattle City Council meeting on Monday.

04/11/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

South Lake Union Upzone Legislation Heads for Final Vote

City council member Lisa Herbold may introduce new last-minute amendment to challenge the Grand Bargain.

03/22/2017 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Affordable Housing Plan Threatened by Fake Math

Sightline pushes mayor to stand by development goals.

01/11/2017 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Moving In and Moving Out at City Hall

Gardheere in at city, Kiker out at Bike Club, Sage out of Murray coalition, renters in at lower costs, and neighbors out of Local Improvement District?

11/23/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Chamber Memo Foreshadows Legal Showdown Over Workplace Rights Fund

With budget vote, council adds more money for affordable housing, but shoots down charge on businesses to fund labor office.

11/17/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

With 7 Council Members on His Side, Murray Reaches New Bargain on Original Developer Grand Bargain

Murray saves HALA, council delays Sawant legislation, and O'Brien caught in housing irony.

10/18/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Political Genius

Capitol Hill Housing's renters' summit is the progressive group's latest brainstorm.

09/26/2016 By Josh Feit

Laissez F'Airbnb

Is AirBnb Making Matters Worse For Affordable Housing?

The city council wants to regulate Airbnb more aggressively. A real affordable housing solution—or just real political theater?

09/14/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Obscure Hearing Could Determine Major Seattle Housing Issue

The Queen Anne Community Council challenges city's backyard cottage proposal.

09/02/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Queen Anne Emerges as Bulwark Against City's Development Goals

Queen Anne Community Council challenges zoning changes to single family zones.

08/29/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Demolition Data Disputes Liberal Narrative

Transit-oriented development, lacking development, biking development, and myths about development.

08/19/2016 By Josh Feit

Guest Opinion

But Is the City Getting the Right Stuff Done?

The city has racked up a long list of accomplishments recently, are they good policy?

08/10/2016 By Roger Valdez

Afternoon Editorial

Just How Silly Has Seattle's Lefty Rhetoric Become?

Public testimony at yesterday's council hearing was out of sync with reality.

08/03/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Herbold to Amend Murray's Affordable Housing Grand Bargain Today with Displacement Amendment

Tweaking the grand bargain, counting buses, and delaying Uber legislation.

08/02/2016 By Josh Feit

Guest Opinion

A Tangible Solution to the Housing Affordability Crisis

Downtown Seattle Association director makes case for housing levy measure.

07/29/2016 By Jon Scholes