Crosscut: More Housing Means We Can Use Public Resources Wisely

Crosscut recently posted an article, Affordable housing? It’s on Seattle’s wealthy, calls for building lots of publicly owned housing by taxing “the rich.” We support public investment in housing, especially through programs like the Multifamily Tax Exemption (MFTE) program that uses deferred tax revenue to incentivize creation of rent restricted units and vouchers. The building of subsidized housing […]

Location: More Housing Everywhere!

So the second principle that animates the work of Seattle For Growth is location. Everyone has heard that old phrase about real estate being about three things: location, location, location! The other one is, “Buy land, they’re not making any more of it!” Our second principle is really about both of these: housing is a […]

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!

As we wind down the year it’s easy to get a bit reflective, even more so now that Smart Growth Seattle has existed for 5 years. In some ways that is a long run. In others, it’s only just a sliver of time. In the battle over what to do about housing and growth, it’s […]