The GCC land use committee will meet 7:00 next Tuesday at the Flying Bike brewery. The topic is Housing Affordability.
The debate over housing affordability rages on as rents, property values, and cost of living continues to rise for most people in Seattle. Affordability and livability have increasingly become drivers of public policy as terms like “Grand Bargain”, “living wage”, “HALA”, “rent control”, “incentive zoning” and “equity” join the vernacular. We will explore the recent trends in housing cost and availability to inform a discussion of solutions and tradeoffs that have been proposed by community groups, the City, and developers alike.