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We’ve all received our primary election ballots, but, as of yesterday, only 13 percent of us had returned them. Primaries often don’t get as much attention as general elections, but they’re also important. The stakes are particularly high in Seattle, where we have the opportunity to help make our city more affordable for all through the Housing Levy. In this opinion piece, published yesterday in the Seattle Times, our YWCA’s CEO and two of her colleagues make the case for voting YES on Prop. 1, the Seattle Housing Levy. Read their take, and don’t forget to vote! [More]
Read how an apartment supported by the Seattle Housing Levy transformed the life of one budding artist, and find out how you can ensure our city continues to invest in affordable homes. [More]
Yesterday, dozens of Seattle media outlets focused coverage on homelessness. Advocates, elected officials and other citizens flooded Twitter with posts tagged #SeaHomeless. We’ve rounded up some of the stories and social media action in a new Storify post. [More]
Crosscut launched the #SeaHomeless hashtag, and rallied other local media organizations to focus on homelessness for a day. “The central idea is to push our coverage of homelessness beyond spot news and band-aid solutions, and to look at root causes and long-term remedies,” writes Crosscut’s editor-in-chief. [More]
Advocate Sahro Farah celebrated a victory last week when the Seattle City Council banned rent hikes on unsafe properties. [More]