Tag Archives: Affordability

Affordability and that pesky “American Dream”

The single biggest challenge to true growth management, and therefore the strongest driving force behind suburban sprawl, is in fact the average American household’s pursuit of the “American dream” – which ultimately becomes a very personalized definition of “affordable housing.” … Continue reading

Posted in Planning, Seattle lifestyle, Zoning | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Musings on affordability

We often hear the “30% of income” statistic used to define housing affordability. This is clearly inadequate. No one statistic will recognize our wide variables in lifestyle and situation. A suitable housing cost can be very different, for example, if … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Planning, Seattle lifestyle, Zoning | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

What is affordability?

Is Seattle affordable? Words like affordable, sustainable and livable are thrown around regularly in conversations about how Seattle should grow. But we want to know what these words actually mean, and how the city can acheive them. In today’s DJC, … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Planning, Politics, Seattle lifestyle, Zoning | Tagged , | 2 Comments