Seattle’s Central District was shaped by racist real estate and financial practices, but kept vibrant and loved by its Black residents. The neighborhood is now a shadow of its former self. Many of the former residents have been priced out of living there. Houses in this neighborhood are selling for at least a million dollars today, with property taxes shooting up each year. (more…)
Yes! Magazine’s Bailey Williams speaks with fellow reporter Chris Winters about looking at affordable housing solutions from different angles in the multi-faceted housing crisis. To find out more, check out the article “Tiny Houses Alone Can’t Solve the Housing Crisis. But Here’s What Can“.
Late last year, Plaza Roberto Maestas opened 112 low income housing units in Beacon Hill, along with a new central plaza. Recently, food carts have also been added to the neighborhood. KBCS’s Jim Cantu spoke with food cart business owners and Miguel Maestas, the El Centro De La Raza Housing and Economic Development Director.