Tag: Rent Hikes

Share your rent-increase story with us! Call my office at (206) 684-8016.

February 5th, 2015

Share your rent-increase story with us! Call my office at (206) 684-8016. Let’s expand tenant rights and fight for affordable housing! Is your rent skyrocketing? Do you want to fight for your right to affordable housing? You’re not alone. There are hundreds, if not thousands, like you in Seattle, who are facing the prospect of […]

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Congratulations to Tenants on Defeat of “Stepping Forward” Rent Hike Proposal

December 17th, 2014

Dear Tenants and Housing Justice Activists, Congratulations to everybody who participated in such an inspiring movement. On Monday this week, the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) announced that it will withdraw the proposed Stepping Forward program for a year. In this letter, Executive Director Andrew Lofton says the SHA “decided to put consideration of the Stepping […]

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Voices of the People’s Budget: Sharon Lee on Affordable Housing

November 3rd, 2014

This is the first part in our series, “Voices of the People’s Budget.” On the evening of October 30th, labor leaders, community organizers, social service providers, and engaged citizens came together for a People’s Budget Town Hall. Here they shared their concerns about the Mayor’s business as usual budget and began a conversation about what is necessary to […]

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Voices of the People’s Budget: Kshama Sawant Opening Remarks

November 1st, 2014

On the evening of October 30th, labor leaders, community organizers, social service providers, and engaged citizens came together for a People’s Budget Town Hall. Here they shared their concerns about the Mayor’s business as usual budget and began a conversation about what is necessary to make Seattle affordable for all. Kshama Sawant’s Opening Remarks at the People’s Budget […]

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Statement on Mayor Murray’s Housing Affordability and Livability Advisory Committee

September 25th, 2014

Voices needed for an expansion of public housing, for a major increase in developer fees, for taxing the wealthy, and for rent control September 24, 2014 Yesterday, Mayor Murray announced his proposal for the formation of a Housing Affordability and Livability Advisory Committee. I welcome any serious steps to address this urgent issue. As we […]

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Support Occupy CEHKC’s Plan to End Homelessness in Seattle

July 22nd, 2014

On June 22, 2014, I released the following statement in solidarity with the work of Occupy CEHKC. Housing is an internationally recognized human right. Yet that principle has gained little traction with local policy makers, where last year at least 57 homeless people died in King County because they lacked safe housing. Tragically, the average lifespan of a […]

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