The Future of Seattle Housing is in Our Hands
Over the past week, through FB, I have been encouraging people to read this article in the Seattle Weekly.
This follow up came shortly after from the Seattle City Council.
I think it's important that people understand that Seattle is a growing city. It's not a quiet backwater that is immune to change.
That being said, change can be shaped so that we grow in a responsible and thought out way. In my opinion, the free market is not the best decider of what is best for Seattle, and government control as been to haphazard or slow. Those of us that live here and those of you moving here can create something greater than ourselves.
A large looming question I have is this: What happens to all the people caught in the middle of our transition to being a large city? Where do they go when they are priced out? What happens when the most affordable places to live cost more than 50% of a minimum wage earner's income? I think it's time that more citizens of Seattle reach out to their representatives and let it be known that affordable housing is necessary for the health of Seattle. We need a lot more that what is a available now.