New Public Housing Program Mirrors "Welfare Reform"; Mayor Murray Raises Concerns

A new Seattle Housing Authority proposal would tie housing eligibility to willingness to work and accept services, rather than income.

08/07/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Considers New Affordable Housing Proposal

The Seattle City Council considers a new affordable housing proposal.

07/29/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Pay Close Attention to What the Council Does

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring pot, housing, and cars.

07/08/2014 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

City to Take Up Two Big Density Decisions

The city hearing examiner and its planning department will consider two zoning changes that could significantly affect height and density in several neighborhoods.

06/19/2014 By Erica C. Barnett


PubliCalendar: Seattle Needs Housing

Today's picks for civic nerds

05/01/2014 By Ezra Parter


PubliCalendar: Hemp, Housing, and Homelessness

Today's picks for civic nerds.

04/30/2014 By Ezra Parter


PubliCalendar: The Waterfront of the Future

Today's picks for civic nerds.

04/29/2014 By Ezra Parter


Isn't it Weird That: Incentive Zoning Edition

A weird thing we've noticed about the city's incentive zoning policy to spur affordable housing.

02/17/2014 By Josh Feit


Seattle Does Not Have A Workforce Housing Crisis

In a guest op/ed, Smart Growth Seattle's Roger Valdez argues that Seattle's housing need isn't for "workforce housing." It's for more housing—period.

02/10/2014 By Roger Valdez

City Hall

Planning Commission Pushes for More Family Housing

The city's Planning Commission is pushing for more "family-sized" housing—meaning three bedrooms or more—in Seattle.

02/04/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Guest Op/Ed

Want Lower Housing Prices? Increase Supply.

Want lower housing prices? Smart Growth Seattle's Roger Valdez says the solution has to include increased housing supply.

01/28/2014 By Roger Valdez

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: I'm Not Sure They Want You to Testify

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: cancellations, emails, speed dating, and racism.

10/02/2013 By Morning Fizz


A Tale of Two Buildings: Why the Council Should Ask for More in South Lake Union

As the council debates how much affordable housing to require from developers in exchange for taller buildings in South Lake Union, the Tenants Union argues that most of their proposals fall short.

04/15/2013 By Eliana Horn and Stina Janssen


The Senate Budget: What About Housing?

There's been a lot of talk about education during this year's budget negotiations, but another critical need—for the state's most vulnerable residents—has gotten short shrift.

04/05/2013 By Jamila Johnson

City Hall

Council Committee to Discuss What to Do About "Small-Lot" Houses

The city council's planning committee gears up to discuss how the city should regulate the development of tall, skinny houses on small lots.

03/13/2013 By Erica C. Barnett


PubliCalendar: Stopping the Sugar, Study Success and Overpass Action

Today’s picks for civic nerds.

03/13/2013 By Anna Chatilo

The C Is for Crank

Why We Need Occupancy Limits

Why we still need to limit the number of people who can live in a single unit.

12/18/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Plymouth Housing: Protesters are Spreading "Misinformation"

Plymouth Housing Group leaders respond to complaints about the agency's plan to build a new low-income housing development on Third Ave. downtown.

12/07/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Leaflet Campaign Targets New Low-Income Housing Project

An aggressive leafleting effort is targeting a project that will house dozens of low-income downtown residents.

12/06/2012 By Erica C. Barnett