By Joan Bloom
Edmonds resident 

House, Senate bills will not build affordable housing | Guest View


Last updated 2/9/2023 at 9:06am

Joan Bloom

Joan Bloom

I'd like to think our legislators believe HB 1110 (SB 5190) and SB 5466 (HB 1517) will create affordable housing, but since all evidence shows otherwise, it's clear they're serving only developers.

A Seattle Times editorial states: "HB 1110 includ...

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Reader Comments(2)

Denise Cooper writes:

Thank you Joan. Edmonds is a great place to visit, it is a destination. We are lucky to live here in this wonderful community. Living in Edmonds is not a right. Homeowners had to work hard to afford to live here or sweat, time and money buying an older home to remodel. I think it's odd how the government can say how terribly we treated native people while continuing to do the same thing, stealing a lifestyle through forced legislation.

Kathleen Russell writes:

Leave local housing regulations to local governments. This offers residents the opportunity to be involved. The City of Shoreline is in the midst of working on cottage housing regulations and has received a grant to study middle housing. Many cities are doing the same. HB 1110 and SB 5190 will not offer truly affordable housing, transitional housing, or house the homeless. Why are state legislators so eager to mandate such legislation? Who really benefits from HB 1110 and SB 5190?


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