From a Builder: Rent Control Will Kill 39 Unit Project

This morning at 10:00 in Olympia House Bill 2583 will have a hearing in front of the House Judiciary Committee. The legislation would repeal what amounts to a ban on local governments enacting rent control, a widely discredited and failed policy of price controlling housing. That we are even arguing about rent control is a […]

From a Builder: Forced Into a Corner

A few years ago I got a call (as I often do) from a housing builder who had some issues with his project. We talked through them then and he kept going. More than three years later he got in touch to let me know the project is done and leased up. But think about […]

Does Senator Pedersen Support or Oppose Rent Control in Seattle?

If I were a political consultant here’s the answer I’d advise a Seattle politician to give on the question of rent control if they wanted to win election and preserve some of their intellectual integrity on rent control: “I oppose rent control on the basis that it simply doesn’t work to lower prices for rental […]