Defend Your Neighborhood; Support the MHA Appeal

Dear Neighbor, Last year, Seattle Fair Growth helped form the Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability & Equity (SCALE) in filing an Appeal of the MHA Final EIS. The City’s “Grand Bargain” fails at increasing affordable housing, accelerates displacement of residents, and does nothing for livability. This city-wide volunteer coalition of community organizations has raised over … Continue reading Defend Your Neighborhood; Support the MHA Appeal

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Demythtifying the Urbanista’s Untruths

by Jon Lisbin I'd like to take a moment to dispel some myths that are commonly used to suppress and dismiss the voice of neighborhood residents. Myth # 1 – We oppose growth.  Seattle Fair Growth (SFG) and the Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability and Equity (SCALE) welcome growth and all newcomers to the city … Continue reading Demythtifying the Urbanista’s Untruths

Appealing Upzones?

There have been both facts and misrepresentations of why the Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability & Equity (SCALE) is appealing the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) in various media outlets.  To set the record straight, we are unequivocally not “slow-growthers” or that tired slur “NIMBY’s.”  These bullying phrases are used by special interest groups to … Continue reading Appealing Upzones?

Jon Fox points out one fatal flaw of City’s affordable housing plan

Jon Fox points out one of the fatal flaws of the city's MHA program. In order to produce affordable housing you have to destroy it. To read the full article, click on this link: Historic Sheridan building faces demolition; ‘HALA’ mandatory housing program removes developer’s obligation to replace 56 affordable downtown units   To learn about … Continue reading Jon Fox points out one fatal flaw of City’s affordable housing plan