Category Archives: Melissa Hellmann

Long-term housing market worsened by Airbnb

Activists say short-term rentals may lead to more displacement By Melissa Hellmann, Contributing Writer When Noelle Million, 70, purchased her Belltown Court condo unit in 1997, she was hoping to cultivate a community with neighboring homeowners. Instead, she shares a … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City Hall, Melissa Hellmann, Neighborhoods, Politics

Will Black-Owned Businesses Survive the MidTown Center Redevelopment?

As the Africatown Plaza Project moves forward, business owners are left to wonder if their vision aligns with the developers’ By Melissa Hellmann, contributing writer *Disclosure: The author worked on a project for Ampersand Magazine, which is produced by Forterra, … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, Density, Housing Preservation, Melissa Hellmann, Neighborhoods, Uncategorized

Is the Seattle Peoples Party Viable?

Nearly 200 people attend the party’s first general assembly By Melissa Hellmann, Contributing Writer On Saturday, Sept. 23, about 200 people piled into Nagomi Tea House in the heart of the International District to discuss their vision for the future … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City Hall, Election 2017, Homelessness, Melissa Hellmann