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The Inconvenient Truth About Workforce Housing

10 Feb 2014 | posted in: Blogs, Smart Growth Seattle, Uncategorized | 0
By Dan Bertolet

For the better part of the past decade, both advocates and policymakers have been decrying Seattle’s perceived lack of housing affordable to people with incomes in the lower-middle range—so-called “workforce housing.” As a result, Seattle has implemented and is continuing to expand a program known as Incentive Zoning intended to create subsidized workforce housing through fees imposed on new development.