Housing Developers: Yes, Seattle can build 50,000 units in 10 years

15 Apr 2015 | posted in: In The News | 0
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.

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How Small Tyrants are Having a Big Impact on Rental Affordability in America

8 Apr 2015 | posted in: Uncategorized | 0
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.

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