Tacoma is in the midst of a severe housing crisis. The city drafted recommendations to address affordable housing almost 10 years ago, but hardly any action was taken. Now things have reached a boiling point and renters are coming together to assert our rights.
Interim Executive Director Violet Lavatai is interviewed for the Outside City Hall column to highlight continuing issues around housing in the Seattle area.
On Friday, November 4, representatives of two Renton apartment complexes withdrew their original notices requiring dozens of Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)-holders to vacate their units.
The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution that affirms the use of new HUD guidance regarding the use of criminal records in determining housing approvals.