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January 21, 2015 at 6:05 AM

Elderly care: Nonprofits have proved success

The article on Seattle firms’ development of senior housing in China [“Seattle firms export expertise on senior housing to China,” Business, Jan. 10] indicates that Chinese policymakers are depending on their expertise in building its long-term care (LTC) system. The question is what kind of system will give elderly Chinese and their families the…


Comments | More in Seniors | Topics: Baozhen Luo, China, housing

January 20, 2015 at 6:05 AM

Massive rent increases make the case for rent control

The rent increases that The Seattle Times reported taking place at the Linda Manor Apartments are unfair and should be illegal [“Rents rising quickly as older buildings change hands,” Business, Jan. 12]. Renters should not have to pay for bad investments made by real-estate speculators. Bauhaus Partners knew going into this purchase what the…


Comments | More in Housing | Topics: Bauhaus Partners, housing, Linda Manor Apartments

October 29, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Affordable housing: Making sure everyone has community’s interest in mind

Given The Seattle Times critique of the Seattle City Council’s recent proposal to assess market-rate housing developers with a linkage fee leaves me wondering how The Times would propose that we finance and build more affordable and low-income housing within our city [“Don’t blame development for the high cost of housing,” Opinion, Oct….


Comments | More in Housing | Topics: development, housing, Linkage fee

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…


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].


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,…


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…


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…


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…


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

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