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September 23, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Seattle officials ask new housing affordability committee to seek solutions

Mayor Ed Murray vowed Tuesday to address Seattle’s housing affordability crisis the same way he handled the debate earlier this year over raising the city’s minimum wage: by seeking recommendations from an advisory committee. The 28-member Housing Affordability and Livability Advisory Committee, established by a City Council resolution that Murray signed Tuesday, will be co-chaired by Faith Li…

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Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: $15 minimum wage, housing, Mayor Ed Murray

August 29, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Join 1 p.m. live chat about tenants’ rights and landlord issues

Join The Seattle Times today at 1 p.m. for a live chat about tenants’ rights and how to avoid squabbles with landlords over housing-cost increases, deposit losses and other issues. We’ve invited Executive Director of the Tenants Union of Washington State, Jonathan Grant, and legal counsel for the Rental Housing Association of Puget Sound, Chris…

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Comments | More in General news, Live chats | Topics: alexa vaughn, chat, chris benis