Still image from the 2009 short documentary "Joy" about child and family homelessness. You can watch the full film here. (Animation by Eroyn Franklin)

How you can help the 4000 kids who are homeless in King County

Seattle's homeless crisis isn't just about adults sleeping on the streets. Here's how children are experiencing homelessness, and how you can help.
May 5, 2016
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
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

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
The Station luxury apartments was one of 13 rental property sites charged with discrimination last month. (Photo by Christina Twu)

Problems in Seattle housing equity addressed in new local, federal plans

What could desegregation efforts mean for Seattle housing, according to new federal and city-level plans?
Jul 14, 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
Natnael Moges and Eyobe Alemu play two boys living in the Yesler Terrace housing project in the 1990's in the short film "Hagereseb."

What Seattle is losing in Yesler Terrace redevelopment

Two short films playing at SIFF this weekend present the changing face of the Yesler Terrace housing project.
May 21, 2015
Volunteer Kevin Tran stacks bins of donated food for weekend backpacks for 64 students at Thorndyke Elementary school in Tukwila. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times)

Tukwila kids go hungry and homeless in Seattle’s shadow

In the midst of Seattle's economic boom, a Tukwila elementary school is struggling to provide for students in need of shoes, food and beds.
May 15, 2015
The entrance to the City of Seattle’s Office of Housing. (Photo by Senhao Liu)

City offers resources in 11 languages to prevent home foreclosure

The City of Seattle has stepped up resources to help residents avoid foreclosure. But reaching the people in need is a bigger challenge.
Nov 4, 2014

Seattle’s tent cities are a local reflection of global slum housing crisis

Urban slums may seem like a distant problem only facing poor countries. But Seattle has a history of informal settlements all its own.
Mar 27, 2013