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Plymouth plans to build 800 permanent homes for people experiencing homelessness

The organization has long operated under a "Housing First" model.

Africatown starts community design process for Midtown Center project

The affordable, mixed-use development is looping in its neighbors from the jump

Seattle Office of Housing works toward a community preference policy

The years-long effort to fight displacement is being put on paper

In the Central District, the Liberty Bank Building celebrates black heritage—and a resilient future

The community-led development provides 115 units of affordable housing in a neighborhood fraught with displacement.

Seattle mayor signs denser zoning with housing affordability requirements into law

The long-planned MHA measure exchanges building capacity for affordable housing requirements

Upzones and affordable housing requirements approved by Seattle City Council

The policy exchanges building capacity for affordable housing requirements

Seattle still isn’t building apartments big enough for families

Seattle’s family-size housing problem has been going on for years—and shows few signs of changing

Mandatory housing affordability package emerges from Seattle City Council committee

The policy exchanges building capacity for affordable housing requirements

Seattle mayor endorses community preference policies with executive order

The order strengthens a years-long effort to fight displacement

$500 million Microsoft housing investment can help get the ball rolling

Half a billion dollars can set up a lot of infrastructure, but it’s not a replacement for long-term revenue

As Seattle grows, where do mobile homes fit in?

Mobile home communities are few and far between in our expensive housing market—but some residents are finding a way to stick around

Low Income Housing Institute opens Lake City affordable housing and preschool

The new building is on the old Fire Station 39 site

King County orders modular units for shelters and housing

Modular structures will be used in three projects: with at least one in Seattle and one in Shoreline

Performing arts and affordable housing come together in planned Rainier Valley project

Affordable housing provider Capitol Hill Housing and music education nonprofit JazzED

Inside Mercy Housing’s restoration of Building 9 at Magnuson Park

The historic building—which was previously in pretty bad shape—will become affordable apartments

Look inside Vulcan’s Batik building in Yesler Terrace

The 195-unit building is part of a years-long redevelopment plan

Mt. Baker Housing announces plans for affordable housing development in Rainier Beach

Including a new home for the Rainier Valley Food Bank

Plymouth and Bellwether team up for First Hill affordable housing development

The TOD will be on the original planned site of the First Hill light rail station

Property sale will fund housing programs—and could restore shelter funding

Originally meant to just fund new programs, proceeds could restore funding to longtime providers

Proposal: Use $11 million from property sale to address homeless crisis

Mayor Jenny Durkan introduced legislation yesterday

Proposed affordable housing at Fort Lawton draws support—and familiar opposition

Could affordable housing in Magnolia be stalled for a second time?

City announces $100 million in affordable housing funding

Including two affordable homeownership projects

Mercy Magnuson Place breaks ground in Sand Point

MHNW broke ground on its latest project last week: 148 new affordable apartments and a community center in one of Magnuson Park’s historic buildings.

Mayor Jenny Durkan’s first executive order addresses housing affordability

The order aims for faster relief for low-income households

Three affordable housing projects on Sound Transit property move forward

One TOD will be on the original planned site of the First Hill light rail station

First REDI-funded affordable housing project planned for Tacoma

James Center North will bring 150 affordable homes to Tacoma’s West End

Africatown partners with Capitol Hill Housing for Midtown Center development

They’re calling it Africatown Plaza.

What’s keeping surplus public land from becoming affordable housing?

Amid roadblocks, the city is making affordable housing a priority for surplus land

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Five developments fighting for affordability around transit

Both completed and in-progress

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12 great Seattle-area starter homes

So you’re looking to buy a home for the first time? Here are 12 notable homes in the Seattle area under $400,000.

YouthCare and University District Food Bank’s U District home gets national recognition

The building includes a rooftop garden above and a supportive coffee shop below.

Affordable TOD Mercy Othello Plaza opens to residents

Othello Plaza, an affordable, transit-oriented development by Mercy Housing Northwest and Sound Transit, opened its doors over the weekend.

Seattle has the fastest-growing home prices in the country

New data tells a familiar story about the Seattle metro area: Our home prices are among the fastest-rising in the nation.

Take a first look at Zella Apartments in Queen Anne

Another new building is cropping up in lower Queen Anne, breaking ground in July.

Olive Tower clings to life—and affordable housing

Like the building itself, its modern role serving households earning less than 50 percent of the area median income merges Seattle's past and present.

Liberty Bank Building artwork will honor history of the Central District

The community-led development at the former site of the Liberty Bank Building is getting closer to breaking ground—and the art that will adorn the building is starting to come to life.

Downtown and SLU housing affordability rezones pass City Council

In a unanimous vote today, the Seattle City Council passed rezones to Downtown and South Lake Union that exchange building size for affordable housing.

Linc’s Tackle site will become supportive housing for the homeless

The site of a beloved International District business will provide housing for the homeless after the owners retire.