Posts for 'Housing'

Town Hall about Rising Rents with Councilmember Sawant

April 15th, 2015

Next week, on Thursday, 4/23, at 6:00 pm in City Council Chambers, Councilmember Kshama Sawant and I are co-hosting a Town Hall to discuss the impacts of rising rents on Seattle residents and what we can do about it.  I hope that you can join us.  Sponsoring organizations include the Community Housing Caucus, the Church […]

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March Council Edition

March 27th, 2015

The March edition of Council Edition is available online. Councilmembers O’Brien, Sawant and I join host Brian Callanan to discuss the city’s housing crisis, including tenants’ rights, encampments, and linkage fees. We also discuss participatory budgeting and Seattle’s minimum-wage increase.

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One Night Count Numbers Jump 21%

January 23rd, 2015

Each year the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness, organizes a one night count of people all over King County sleeping in their cars, in doorways, under bridges, in greenbelts, and in doorways.  This year 1000 people participated in the count.  This year, these volunteers counted 3,772 people without shelter in King County last night.  This […]

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November Council Edition: City budget, homeless encampments and more

November 7th, 2014

Check out the November episode of City Inside/Out: Council edition, where I appear with Council President Tim Burgess and Councilmember Kshama Sawant. With host Brian Callanan we discuss the city budget, homeless encampments, and more.

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“Stepping Forward” May be a Step Backward for Many

September 19th, 2014

“Stepping Forward” May be a Step Backward for Many Proposal to Raise Rent May Make Affordable Housing Programs Out of Reach Here and below is a letter that I sent yesterday to Julian Castro, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In the letter I request that HUD adopt new emergency administrative […]

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Affordable Living on Capitol Hill

June 9th, 2014

Capitol Hill Housing is accepting lease applications for affordable apartments in their 12th Ave Arts building on Capitol Hill. Units are reserved for those earning 60% or less of the area median income.

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Council Hears Options for Homeowners Struggling in Seattle

March 26th, 2014

I agree that the City must find new, creative ways to provide assistance to Seattle homeowners who are struggling.

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NAACP Town Hall Event – March 6th

February 26th, 2014

Anyone at all who has been impacted by the foreclosure crisis is welcome to attend.

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Come to a Seattle Workforce Housing Forum Next Week

January 31st, 2014

We don’t want to continue to price people out of Seattle with long commutes to work, contributing to pollution and suburban sprawl.

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High Cost of Renting

October 4th, 2013

I thank the Mayor for his recently stated concern about the proliferation of rent increases, I share that concern and agree with him that we must do something. A related issue we should immediately address is the need to increase assistance under the City’s Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance, received by low-income renters who have to […]

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