From a Small Landlord: If Rules and Politicians Aren’t Helping, Get Rid of Them

Here is another story from someone who provides housing sharing the mess being created by the City Council for people trying to make a living providing reasonably priced housing. We’ve also shared a couple stories from builders facing similar troubles trying to build housing and worried about rent control. The City Council has ceased to function […]

How Does Seattle’s Bad Housing Policy Hurt Rural Immigrants?

When people in the media talk about a housing “crisis” (I still haven’t seen a quantitative definition of what that means) the image conjured up is usually an urban one. Whether it is homelessness or high rents or the lack of so called “workforce housing,” the concentration of the energy on the issues is mostly […]

SB 6400: The State Senate’s Version of Rent Control

This morning I’ll be testifying against Senate Bill 6400, the Senate version of the House’s bill, 2583. The bills do the same thing, repeal the state level preemption of rent control policies by local governments. I’ll mention much of what I said on the Dori Monson show last week: rent control doesn’t work to lower […]