Renters Care About More Than Just How Much Rent They Pay

One of the frustrating aspects of talking about housing and trying to do something about it, is the lack of good self reported data about how renters feel about their life as renters. Too often the data pours out about how how much people who rent spend per month as a percentage of gross income. […]

President’s Day: Trump No Reason for Local Leaders to Wage Class Warfare

Here’s a recent Facebook post by Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant: It’s time for politicians to move beyond platitudes to action. If Seattle is a sanctuary city, elected officials need to take radical measures to fight Trump’s attacks. The Mayor should not deploy police against peaceful protesters, but instead use police to shield immigrants from […]

David Neiman: Some Basic Facts on Small Efficiency Dwelling Units

On February 16th, the Construction Code Advisory Board (CCAB) will make a final recommendation on reconciling the conflicts between the land use code which sets a minimum unit size for apartments at 220 square feet and the building code that has strong minimum size requirements within those units for habitability. This issue was hotly contested […]