Share The Cities' volunteers want to house our neighbors.


Many of us are helping to gather signatures for initiative 135 for social housing in Seattle.

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We encourage you to learn more about social housing no matter where you live! 

"Seattle’s middle class is vanishing. Could this idea save it?"
by Naomi Ishisaka, The Seattle Times

Listen to (at least) the first five minutes of this week's Hacks & Wonks to hear Katie, from Seattle Transit Riders Union, discussing social housing and Initiative 135. 

Frequently Asked Questions: 

  • What is social housing?
  • Ok, but how will you pay for it?
  • Why do we need social housing?
  • What does it mean to be publicly/community controlled?
  • What is the Public Developer?
  • Where will this housing be?
  • How will this address homelessness?
  • Are there national examples of Social Housing?
  • Why Passive House Standards?
  • What are other constraints to social housing?
Answers here.
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