Tag: Affordable Housing

Build 1,000 Homes Coalition Wins $29 Million for Affordable Housing!

Dear fellow housing justices advocates, Congratulations to you all! Our affordable housing movement scored a major victory yesterday! We forced the City Council to approve $29 million for affordable housing in the 2017-2018 Seattle budget.  Let’s be clear: We won this because we built our Coalition and a movement. We made it impossible for corporate […]

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Next Steps for 1,000 Homes!

Dear fellow housing justice advocates, Thank you so much for all of your great work on the Build 1,000 Homes campaign! In the last two weeks, our coalition of 65-plus organizations has called, emailed, and met with City Councilmembers to urge them to Build 1,000 Homes. We have succeeded in showing the Council that there […]

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Urban Politics #381: Council passes resolution in support of lifting state ban on limiting rent increases

The City Council did the right thing by passing a resolution (8-1, Okamoto) in support of local control of rent regulation, and asking the state legislature to lift the ban on cities limiting rent increases. The Council also requested that the Office of Intergovernmental Relations incorporate this position into the City’s forthcoming 2016 State Legislative […]

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UP #378 Resolution to Lift State Ban on Limiting Rent Increases

I want to thank the 43rd Legislative District Democrats for voting unanimously last night to pass a resolution in support of legislation Councilmember Sawant and I are sponsoring to ask the state legislature to repeal or modify the state prohibition on restricting rent increases. I give a special thanks to Colin Maloney for submitting the […]

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UP #378 Resolution to Lift State Ban on Limiting Rent Increases

I want to thank the 43rd Legislative District Democrats for voting unanimously last night to pass a resolution in support of legislation Councilmember Sawant and I are sponsoring to ask the state legislature to repeal or modify the state prohibition on restricting rent increases. I give a special thanks to Colin Maloney for submitting the […]

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Rent Control is Not the Answer (Just Look at SF)

Originally posted at http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/rental-control-is-not-the-answer-just-look-at-sf/ Rent control is not the answer to Seattle’s housing crisis. But as housing demand outpaces housing supply, renters are bearing the resulting brunt of rent increases. Understandably, for renters who want to halt these rising costs, rent control sounds like an appealing idea. Some politicians are seizing upon the heated emotions […]

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Seattle Deserves a Complete Housing Solution

Seattle is the fastest growing big city in the U.S., and Seattle’s infrastructure is bursting at the seams. Skyrocketing housing prices are squeezing low-income Seattleites — often people of color, immigrants, and refugees — out of Seattle. Efforts to improve the problem have been under way for some time.  For example, subsidies help low-income renters […]

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Sawant to Host Public Hearing on Energy Rate Hikes – Invites the Public to Comment on City Light Proposal

Sawant to Host Public Hearing on Energy Rate Hikes Invites the Public to Comment on City Light Proposal   Seattle – Councilmember Kshama Sawantwill host a public hearing of the Energy Committee regarding the proposed electricity rate increases in the city. According to the City Light Strategic Plan, the estimated average increase is 4.4% for […]

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Council Reviews Affordable Workforce Housing Report, Hears Recommendations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/26/2014
Councilmember Mike O’Brien
Councilmember Sally J. Clark
Council Reviews Affordable Workforce Housing Report, Hears Recommendations
SEATTLE – City Council reviewed an affordable workforce housing report yesterday…

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Council to Review Affordable Workforce Housing Report, Address Increasing Rents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/24/2014
Councilmember Mike O’Brien

Council to Review Affordable Workforce Housing Report, Address Increasing Rents
Seattle – City Council will review a final report regarding affordable workforce housing in Seat…

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