Chinatown-International District housing plan leaves out residents, advocates say

Chinatown-International District activists say the neighborhood's existing residents will lose out on the city's latest plan for affordable housing there.
Aug 3, 2017

The Seattle Globalist asks the Mayoral Candidates

For the 2017 primary, we asked Seattle's Mayoral Candidates to answer six questions on topics of interest to Seattle Globalist readers.
Jul 12, 2017

Opinion: Tackling Seattle housing crisis requires cleanup of city’s toxic sites

The state should keep funding a program that can help clean up polluted sites so they can be redeveloped for housing, two Seattle organizations say.
Jun 22, 2017
Jeff Holtzman and Jill Haas were able to have creative careers and build their businesses thanks to the affordability of their trailer park home. (Photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

Seattle trailer park closure another blow to affordable housing

University Trailer Park off Lake City Way will be turned into 89 townhomes, leaving residents struggling to find affordable housing.
Sep 30, 2016
Vy Nguen. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

“Our city needs diversity, so we need to keep Seattle affordable for everybody”

"My American Dream was to find a job in the social justice movement, but the way things are going, I feel like I have to choose between working at a non-profit and being able to pay my rent."
Mar 25, 2016
Leigh Michael. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

The sudden loss of two neighbors shifts Leigh Michael’s thoughts on the “big picture”

"Those big picture things that we think about are already impacting the people in our very own city"
A common site in Seattle, where homelessness continues to rise, despite economic growth. (Photo from Flickr by Bari Bookout)

Op-Ed: A tale of two brothers fighting homelessness

For the director of Neighborhood House, finding solutions for the Seattle homelessness crisis is a family matter.
Mar 24, 2016
Alyssa Patrick. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

Alyssa’s perspective shifts when she and her mentee go through a similar situation

"My search for my apartment became completely different and irrelevant and not inconvenient in a way that mattered anymore."
Pina Belgrano and daughter on Sunday, preparing for the “Turning the Tables” action to fight foreclosure of her Beacon Hill home. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

For Beacon Hill immigrant, American dream turned foreclosure nightmare

After struggling for eight years to keep her home, Italian immigrant Pina Belgrano took to the streets yesterday to fight the foreclosure system.
Mar 22, 2016
A sign was posted on the door of Yasuko's Teriyaki on the south end of Broadway in October informing customers the shop had closed indefinitely. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Which Seattle small businesses are in developers’ crosshairs?

Iconic Seattle small businesses are under pressure from soaring rents. We dug into county data and found some clues about what happens next.
Nov 2, 2015

Globalist asks the Candidates: Rent control in Seattle?

Should Seattle have rent control and if so, what should it look like? The Seattle Globalist asked the Seattle City Council candidates.
Oct 15, 2015

El Centro building an answer for affordable housing in Seattle

Community organization El Centro de la Raza is building Plaza Roberto Maestas, a low-income housing development on Seattle’s Beacon Hill.
Aug 7, 2015

SEAchange: A crowdsourced memory map for South Seattle

How is development affecting you or your neighborhood? The SEAchange map is a place for you to share your feelings, memories, hopes and frustrations.
Jul 13, 2015
Another house recently flipped in the Central District after the previous owner went into foreclosure. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

3 ways homeowners of color can put their fist up against gentrification

Everyone is talking about gentrification in Seattle, usually while pointing the finger at someone else. But who is really to blame?
Jul 9, 2015
Columbia City, long celebrated for its diversity, has seen rents, lease rates and home prices rise, changing the character of the neighborhood. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Confronting “the g word” in Columbia City

The rapid rise of the 193-unit Angeline Apartment building has amplified conversations about gentrification in Columbia City.
Jul 7, 2015