Spokane removed parking minimums for housing near transit. Is the state next?

BY: - July 26, 2023

To help increase housing production at a time when it is desperately needed, some state lawmakers want to cut off-street parking requirements for new homes. They may end up following Spokane’s lead.  The City Council there last week passed a temporary measure to remove minimum parking requirements for all housing built within a half mile […]

How local laws restrict the location of subsidized housing

BY: - June 29, 2023

Federally subsidized housing in the Puget Sound region is not only in short supply, it’s also unfairly distributed, says a new analysis. The effect of local zoning laws is segregated communities in and around Seattle, where families with low and moderate incomes and people of color can only live in certain neighborhoods where subsidy vouchers […]