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. […]

Durkan and McGinn: Which One Will Pause MIZ?

It’s still early in the campaign for Mayor of Seattle — very early. We’re likely to see new candidates, some current candidates leave the race, and others, maybe, switching to a run for City Council. But there does seem to be a trend on housing that is concerning. First, lots of observers are likely to […]

Election Advice: Don’t Support Any Candidates Yet!

I sent this out as an email earlier this week. Events have changed things significantly since current Mayor Ed Murray has announced since I sent this he won’t be running for reelection. What’s likely to happen is more people will enter the race before filing ends on the 19th of May. I don’t think we […]