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Record rates of new residential construction continue to keep pace with rates of population and employment growth in Seattle

Yes there’s a problem but it’s not a supply problem? By John V. Fox and Carolee Colter, reprinted from Pacific Publishing newspapers We hear a common refrain from developers that we’re not adding enough new housing to keep pace with … Continue reading

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

Neil Power’s friends in Seattle gather to celebrate a life well-lived

Some pictures and three videos of our service for Neil Powers here in Seattle October 6th Below Peter Steinbrueck, Port Commissioner and Neil’s former boss when Peter was a City Councilmember (the following five close-ups we’re taken by Sharon Lee): … Continue reading

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Neil Powers memorial services October 6th 3pm Seattle First Baptist Church – former aid to Peter Steinbrueck, GLBT activist, housing and homeless advocate, and good friend of mine

It came as terrible shock to all of us who had the good fortune to know and work with Neil Powers, especially those of us who have maintained longstanding and close friendships with him.   Two weeks ago Neil Powers passed … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Essays, Uncategorized

Appeal of the City’s Grand Bargain and “HALA” upzone will continue into September: the 29 participating housing and neighborhood groups seek donations to complete their effort

This may be the longest running and most voluminous appeal ever brought before the City Hearing Examiner given number of affected neighborhoods challenging the plan;  as one activist said “even if the city wins and it gets to the council … Continue reading

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For 3rd year in a row, Outside City Hall joins over 30 local news outlets with coverage of the homeless issue

We offer five stories by authors with years of direct experience working with the homeless and fighting the forces and policy decisions that cause the problem Today, as we did last year and year before that, Outside City Hall is … Continue reading

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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