Plan to boost affordable housing in Seattle falls short of mayor’s rhetoric
When Mayor Ed Murray unveiled a sweeping plan to make Seattle more affordable, he said a new strategy called inclusionary housing would combat “economic apartheid” by growing mixed-income neighborhoods across the city.
“For the first time, through mandatory inclusionary housing, we will require market-rate developers to build a minimum number of affordable units in any new construction,” Murray said in a speech last summer.
For emphasis, the mayor repeated himself.
“I’m going to say that one more time,” he said, before doing just that.