Spotlight: Chronic Homelessness

There is a homelessness crisis in Seattle. Many people want to do something to help but don’t know where to start. Join YP Impact and Plymouth Housing for a panel discussion with local experts and leaders as we explore the issue of chronic homeless and address some common questions: Who is living on the streets? […]
Oct 22, 2019

Building upon the legacy of the Central District’s Liberty Bank

In a push against the rapid gentrification of the Central District, the Liberty Bank Building carves out space for the housing and business needs of the neighborhood's Black community.
Jul 23, 2019

Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA): Is It Really Affordable?

Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) Is It Really Affordable? Find out on Friday, July 12th, 7:00pm at Langston Hughes (104 17th Ave. S, Seattle) for a discussion on the REAL effects of Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA). How does MHA affect you? How will MHA impact Seattle renters? Does MHA negatively impact communities of color? Does MHA […]
Jul 10, 2019

Filipino Community Village senior housing project set for construction

Filipino Community Village of Seattle, a five-story, 95-unit, affordable senior housing building, is set to begin construction in June. It's a plan that's been 10 years in the making.
Mar 13, 2019

Buenos Aires renters pushed out by soaring rents

Affordable housing is out of reach for many Buenos Aires renters, and experts and tenants’ groups are looking at ways to rectify the situation.
Sep 19, 2018

Civic Boot Camp: Housing the Homeless, September 14

Discover How Seattle Is Taking on the Homelessness Crisis and What You Can Do to Help Understand the complex history, examine the dynamic solutions, and learn how you can take action towards ending the housing and homelessness crisis in Seattle. Pricing $250 – Single ticket (includes breakfast and afternoon snacks and full lunch) To encourage connections […]
Jul 3, 2018

Study on housing instability seeks students and families of color

Two organizations are conducting a study to draft future policy for schools to help students experiencing housing instability.
May 15, 2018

American Housing and Economics

As part of DNDA’s 8-event Let’s Talk Race Series, American Housing and Economics is a half-day workshop looking at the history of American’s economic structure based in imperialism, exploitation, and extraction—and how racism was used as a reason and motivation for such structure. We will then look at how this structure continues today in our […]
Apr 26, 2018

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