Tag: housing

  • Homeownership expansion policy

    Homeownership expansion policy

    Excerpts I wrote for mayoral candidate Andrew Grant Houston: I am a renter, and I’ve been one my entire life. Though while Seattle is a majority-renter city, I recognize that homeownership is the fastest way to generational wealth. That history is drawn along racial lines. America, since its inception, has entrenched wealth in the ability […]

  • Rent control policy

    Rent control policy

    [Featured Photo ID] On red background, white font read “The rent* is too damn high. *commercial and residential” with a black house key image and the candidate’s logo. The following are excerpts I wrote for the campaign policy proposal: …It’s time for rent control. Rent stabilization, if you want to be specific. While Seattle may […]

  • Updating the MHA policy

    Updating the MHA policy

    Excerpts of what I helped write for mayoral candidate Andrew Grant Houston: [Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA): also known as the “Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Grand Bargain.”] …the battle for affordable housing to be nearly as ugly as it was. With a disagreement around setting 6% of the city’s land for inclusionary zoning (on-site […]

  • Home ownership program expansion policy

    Home ownership program expansion policy

    Excerpts I wrote for Andrew Grant Houston’s policy proposal: I am a renter, and I’ve been one my entire life. Though while Seattle is a majority-renter city, I recognize that homeownership is the fastest way to generational wealth. That history is drawn along racial lines. America, since its inception, has entrenched wealth in the ability […]

  • Stay Housed, Stay Healthy campaign efforts

    Stay Housed, Stay Healthy campaign efforts

    [Shout out to Matthew Lang for being such an awesome organizer! And Katie Wilson at TRU!] “With Mayor Durkan, King County Executive Constantine, and Governor Inslee’s Eviction Moratorium set to end 3/31, we must come together to ensure we do not lose home.” Join us Tuesday, May 11 at 6PM for a virtual rally in […]

  • Personal efforts during the 2021 legislative session

    I encourage folks to join in supporting and/or sharing and tracking these legislative efforts as well! In my work capacity at Sierra Club, I push for, and align with: a Clean Fuels Standard (HB 1091) Healthy Homes & Clean Buildings (HB 1084 / SB 5093) the Healthy Environment for All, or HEAL, Act (SB 5141) […]

  • Most things are made, but for whom?

    Most things are made, but for whom?

    People typically accept things as they are. When we see a road, a home, a park, a restroom, we don’t wonder why they’re there—or think about why they’re not. This is particularly true when we lack the cultural and historical knowledge of oppression embedded in our lives to ask why.  Looking deeper, nearly everything around […]

  • Sierra Club’s response to Mayor Durkan’s Executive Order

    Sierra Club’s response to Mayor Durkan’s Executive Order

    I wrote the following press release, including quotes approved by the two contacts, regarding building electrification in Seattle: Via Sierra Club Washington State Chapter Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Contact:Brittney Bush Bollay, brittneybush@gmail.com, 805-540-0259Jesse Piedfort, jesse.piedfort@sierraclub.org, 206-947-6529 Seattle, WA—Mayor Jenny Durkan issued an Executive Order today on the Seattle Green New Deal, including a commitment to move away […]

  • 2020 Legislature: A Critical Year for Housing and Transportation

    2020 Legislature: A Critical Year for Housing and Transportation

    Every day we wait for holistic climate action across all fronts is a sacrifice we tack on to our health, our loved ones, and our planet. That’s why we want to let you in on our climate-driven housing and transportation priorities at the legislature. Together, we’ll tackle three priorities this session: A Clean Fuel Standard, the […]

  • Housing-related testimonies for 2018-2019

    Housing-related testimonies for 2018-2019