affordable housing

The public files into the City Council Chambers to voice their opinions prior to the vote to repeal the head tax. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Head Tax Repealed By Seattle City Council

After pressure from big businesses, city leaders cave on their plan to fund homeless services.

 

The Neighborhood Action Coalition and Transit Riders Union projected its support of the head tax on May 10, 2018. Photo by Jennifer Durham/Flickr

Seattle City Council Plans to Repeal Head Tax

Less than a month after passing the controversial measure to fund homeless services, the councilmembers got cold feet.

 

The Neighborhood Action Coalition and Transit Riders Union projected its support of the head tax on May 10, 2018. Photo by Jennifer Durham/Flickr

Seattle City Council Passes Reduced Head Tax

The measure decreases the original proposal by 45 percent, leaving some to question if it’ll raise enough to properly address homelessness.

 

The Post Exchange and Gymnasium building is one of many structures remaining from Fort Lawton’s past. Photo by Wonderlane/Flickr

As Plans for Fort Lawton Move Forward, a New School Appears Less Likely

The former Army base could ease the city’s low-income housing shortage or school overcrowding. It just probably can’t do both.

The Post Exchange and Gymnasium building is one of many structures remaining from Fort Lawton’s past. Photo by Wonderlane/Flickr
Groundbreaking for the Filipino Community Village project is slated to begin in 2019. Photo courtesy of the Filipino Community of Seattle.

Plans for New Community Village Give Filipino Seniors Renewed Hope

The city announced more than $100 million in investments for affordable housing units Monday.

Groundbreaking for the Filipino Community Village project is slated to begin in 2019. Photo courtesy of the Filipino Community of Seattle.

Activists and Politicians Rally for Stronger Tenant Protections

During the event, State Representative Nicole Macri announced that she will be introducing legislation to repeal a statewide ban on rent control.

Councilmembers Mike O’Brien and Kirsten Harris-Talley speak to reporters in the Sam Smith room at City Hall on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 12. Photo by Casey Jaywork

Proposal: Tax Big Business to Raise Over $20 Million Annually for Housing and Shelter

Seattle City Councilmembers Harris-Talley and O’Brien want a #HousingForAllSeattle budget.

Councilmembers Mike O’Brien and Kirsten Harris-Talley speak to reporters in the Sam Smith room at City Hall on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 12. Photo by Casey Jaywork

New Effort Aims to Pressure Policymakers on ‘Housing for All’

The leftists who got Seattle to pass an income tax have turned to affordable housing and homelessness.

Seattle Expected to Take Up Housing Protections for Former Prisoners This Summer

A fair housing task force is figuring out how to implement one of HALA’s toughest recommendations.