Housing

Money in Seattle: How much do you need to live comfortably here?

There’s been lots of news coverage about income inequality in our city, but sometimes personal wealth still feels like it’s the elephant in the room. It can be uncomfortable to talk about how much we make and how much we spend — even when it’s in the bigger context of a discussion about how difficult […]

/ January 31, 2019


Why can’t Seattle just build more affordable housing on the extra land it owns?

We’re in the middle of a housing crisis. What’s keeping us from building on our surplus land? The oversimplified answer: Building housing is hard.

/ January 22, 2019


What should Seattle look like in 2030? We had local housing leaders weigh in

The one thing everyone agreed on: By 2030, Seattle is gonna need more housing. How to get there is a different question.

/ January 18, 2019


Zoning is the key to understanding Seattle housing. Here are the basics

Single-family zones? Mixed-use buildings? Upzones? Welcome to Seattle Zoning 101.

/ January 9, 2019