Category Archives: Affordable Housing

Race, equity, and single-family zoning

Councilmember Mosqueda’s interest in upzoning undermines her justice goals and her interest in promoting land trusts, co-ops and other tenant ownership strategies -by Carolee Colter and John V. Fox reprinted from our column in Pacific Publishing Newspapers Back in 2004, … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City Hall, Density, Displacement, Gentrification, Housing Preservation, racial justice

CM Johnson inserts an upzone for the ‘Ave’ into the city-wide HALA-MHA plan ignoring council’s pledge to first adopt measures that protect small businesses

Historic older buildings with low income housing already are being advertised to developers as tear-downs in anticipation of the zoning change Councilmember Rob Johnson and city planners quietly buried the ‘Ave’ upzone into their 350-page HALA-MHA plan even though it … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City Hall, Density, Displacement, Gentrification, Neighborhoods, University District, Upzoning

Multi-family housing, race and class

By George Howland Jr, Contributing Writer During our latest growth boom, 2010-17, Seattle’s single-family neighborhoods have become slightly more racially diverse: 33 percent to 34 percent.The difference in racial diversity between multi-family neighborhoods and single-family neighborhoods is negligible: 34 percent … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, Density, Displacement, Gentrification, Homelessness, Neighborhoods, racial justice, Upzoning

SDC’s testimony refutes final MHA-EIS displacement analysis

We’ve posted for your reading pleasure here the testimony of David Bloom speaking on behalf of the Seattle Displacement Coalition before the City Hearing Examiner in June of this year refuting point by point the city’s attempt to dismiss the … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, Density, Displacement, Housing Preservation, Neighborhoods, Uncategorized

The Aesthetic Problem: “much more often people become homeless due to systemic failures not individual choices”

Geov Parrish, in this story, traces the rise of homelessness back to conscious choices of local leaders¬† * Expect to see more stories from Geov for Outside City in the coming weeks.¬† The veteran columnist and reporter has covered City … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City Hall, Displacement, Homelessness, Uncategorized

When is a home not a home?

Ishbel Dickens writes about an extraordinary effort by residents of the Firs Mobile Home Park in Sea-Tac to save their community backed by a broad coalition of church and community advocates More than 75,000 households own homes in Washington where … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, Displacement, Gentrification, Homelessness, Protest, Resistance, Uncategorized

Highrises for the wealthy while in their shadow; more homelessness and human suffering

Joe Martin, homeless advocate and social worker for 40 years with the Pike Market Clinic, writes about the growing divide between rich and poor in this county, the causes of homelessness, and his hope for change In the Seattle Times … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, Displacement, Gentrification, Homelessness, Housing Preservation, Uncategorized