This Affordable Housing Graphic (pdf) details the funding that goes into the production of affordable housing.
Actions the City of Seattle can take to promote more market rate housing and meet the Mayor’s goal of 30,000 units in 10 years. This ECONW Solutions Chart summarizes the quantified policies evaluated by ECONorthwest in their report.
BY MARC STILES
The Coalition for Housing Solutions released its report seven weeks before Murray’s Housing Affordability and Living Agenda (HALA) panel is due to release its long-term plan to address the city’s housing crisis. Murray appointed the 28-member panel last fall, and this spring he issued his call to build 50,000 new housing units over 10 years.
The Seattle Times hosted an online panel and took questions from participants around affordable housing in Seattle. Read the full discussion here.
BY MARC STILES
“Most of the group recommends not moving forward with several of the proposed low-rise code corrections that would directly reduce the amount of buildable square footage in the low-rise zones,” states the letter from HALA Co-chair Faith Pettis
BY STAN HUMPHRIES
The tyranny of small decisions (generally well-meaning, one-off policies that can create real costs and limitations when taken together) and the tyranny of local government (in the form of neighborhood NIMBYism) are combining to limit and add expense to affordable rental development, according to participants in a recent Zillow roundtable discussion.