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October 1, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Seattle housing: An uncertain situation created for seniors

No longer is it only the extremely indigent citizens of our municipality who are being pushed to society’s margins and threatened with the daunting prospect of homelessness [“Longtime tenants get the boot from upgrades, soaring rents,” Local News, Sept. 29]. The sale of the Panorama House has precipitated an unexpected crisis for the many…

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Comments | More in Seniors | Topics: housing, Joe Martin, Panorama House

November 27, 2013 at 7:34 AM

Keep up with the times, accept micro-housing

Change is difficult, but the city can’t cling to the past

Thanks to The Seattle Times for urging me to step outside my comfort zone in order to gracefully accept the micro-housing being constructed without any parking allotment: the apartments and condos being built with inadequate off-street parking and other high-density, low-parking plans for my Ballard neighborhood [“A coherent affordable housing strategy needed,” Opinion, Nov. 21].

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Comments | More in Housing market | Topics: housing

September 17, 2013 at 6:27 AM

Density in Seattle neighborhoods

Unsightly, cramped In a recent editorial, The Times repeated claims that density is good for Seattle because it “creates more vibrant, walkable neighborhoods.” [“How to build denser Seattle neighborhoods,” Opinion, Sept. 9.] Well, I beg to differ. Seattle’s vibrancy is not enhanced by the current policy of blindly permitting “density” housing no matter how it looks,…

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Comments | More in Housing market, Seattle | Topics: city, density, efficiency

August 8, 2013 at 7:02 AM

Helping the homeless

Apathy toward growing problem While I wasn’t shocked at the city of Seattle’s decision to reject Nick Licata’s proposal, I was slightly thrown by some of the comments on the recent editorial on homelessness. [“Who will step up to help the homeless?”, Opinion, Aug. 4.] I am starting to understand that there is widespread apathy in…

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Comments | More in Economy, Health care, Politics, Seattle | Topics: homeless, housing, poverty

August 6, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Stepping up to help the homeless

Everyone should contribute If you want to know what is next in helping people who are homeless, your paper might promote an increase in county and city taxes that would be allocated specifically for more emergency services and affordable housing. [“Editorial: Who will step up to help the homeless?”, Opinion, Aug. 4.] Across the board, churches…

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Comments | More in homeless, Politics, Seattle | Topics: churches, congregations, food and shelter

August 1, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Nickelsville eviction and PacMed lease rejection

One problem could solve the other In the Tuesday edition of The Seattle Times, I see two articles on the same front page of the local news: one on the Nickelsville homeless encampment, which must pull up stakes by mid-September [“City Council votes down bill for tent camps,” NW Tuesday, July 30]; and one on…

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Comments | More in Economy, Seattle | Topics: eviction, homeless, housing

June 19, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Nicklesville draws attention as City Council fights homelessness

Getting the homeless inside is a priority Patience with Nicklesville has proved useless. [“Editorial: Seattle Council presses on against homelessness,” Opinion, June 17.] But the first priority of the Seattle City Council and the Legislature is the construction or securing of buildings to house the homeless.The Times is right to urge more mental health and chemical…

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Comments | More in Economy, Politics, Seattle | Topics: City Council, homeless, homelessness

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