Category Archives: Affordable Housing

Seattle politics: liberal versus left

  Mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan (left) represents the status quo while Nikkita Oliver will bring transformational change By George Howland Jr. As Mayor Ed Murray prepares to leave office, let’s say goodbye to one of his favorite tropes: Seattle is … Continue reading

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Public Bank for Seattle; pipe dream or can it work here?

Neil Powers looks into some of the pros and cons of creating one here in Seattle (Special note:  Outside City Hall was going to post this story later accompanying it with another post examining the legal and constitutional issues some … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, Budget, City Hall, Election 2017, Politics, Uncategorized

Mayoral hopeful Hasegawa on neighborhood councils, density and a municipal bank

State Senator Bob Hasegawa, D-11th District, is running for Seattle mayor and critiques HALA, wants to empower neighborhoods and levy impact fees on new development By Neil Powers Since 2005, Bob Hasegawa, 64, has been a member of the Washington … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, Budget, City Hall, Density, Election 2017, Neighborhoods, Politics, Upzoning

Homeless housing in Magnolia faces tough odds

A school, a park and housing compete for Fort Lawton’s 28 acres of surplus federal property By George Howland Jr. Twenty-eight acres of surplus federal property should be a great opportunity for Seattle. Instead, it shows signs of becoming a … Continue reading

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Where do you go when the land under your home is sold and your home is worthless?

Ishbel Dickens writes about the plight of state’s mobile home park residents: Imagine dreaming the American dream and living it – you are a low-income household or a senior living alone after the death of your spouse – you dream … Continue reading

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Homeless encampments will continue

City Hall must stop harassing homeless campers and learn to help them By George Howland Jr Here’s the big news out of the 2017 One Night Count of the homeless: illegal encampments will continue. It’s a simple problem of numbers: … Continue reading

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Market-based, mission-driven developer dramatically lowers costs of building affordable housing

Portland homeless advocate and builder has a model that he wants Seattle to adopt By George Howland Jr From 1992-2007, Rob Justus worked to get homeless people off the streets of Portland and into housing. “I left when we were … Continue reading

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