Seattle's Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Policy

October 18, 2016 -- Jamie Way

On Monday of this week, Seattle's City Council voted to adopt a mandatory inclusionary housing policy. That, coupled with an increase in the city's housing levy adopted by voters earlier this month, puts the city on track to add a desperately needed 20,000 new affordable units in 10 years. Check out this fantastic blog piece in Crosscut from Puget Sound Sage's Ubax Gardheere and Giulia Pasciuto, which explains the victory and the long fight that led to it, but also situates it in the much larger fight against structurally racist policies that continue to hold Seattle back.