Housing

Humble Design Creates Homes of Hope

The non-profit creates comfortable spaces for those transitioning from homelessness

Kelley Moore’s Career is the very definition of full circle. Moore began her professional life as a social worker for…

Rob Smith

Most Influential Seattleites of 2017: Xochitl Maykovich

Seattle Magazine presents the Most Influential Seattleites of 2017.

Tenants across Seattle may not know Xochitl Maykovich’s name (or how to pronounce it; for the record, it’s “So-chi”), but…

Erica C. Barnett

Rainier Beach Residents Fight to Preserve a Diverse American Dream

On a walk through Rainier Beach, Steve Scher finds an old Seattle neighborhood that’s trying to hold on in the wake of gentrification.

Rainier Beach residents enjoy the playground at Beer Sheva Park along Lake Washington.

Steve Scher

Only Two People Have Found Permanent Homes Through Seattle’s New Low-Barrier Shelter

The city's Navigation Center shows the difficulty in getting the chronically homeless in stable housing.

A new transitional shelter has had trouble placing people in permanent housing.

Erica C. Barnett

Wait, This Ohio City Has a Hotter ‘Hipster’ Housing Market Than Seattle?

A Midwest city tops Seattle in an unconventional real estate ranking.

Can being a millennial in Ohio be more fun than this “hipster Seattle” stock photo?

Michael Rietmulder

Once One of Seattle’s Highest Crime Areas, High Point Has Transformed Into a Thriving, Diverse Community

When West Seattle’s low-income High Point neighborhood was redeveloped more than a decade ago, it was a bold experiment to create a thriving neighborhood of residents from different income and demographic backgrounds.

High Point, on the southeast edge of West Seattle, offers residents plenty of room to roam outdoors with pathways and parks located throughout the planned community.

Erica C. Barnett

National Home-Building Giants Flock to Moneyed New Seattle

An invasion of national firms has changed the home-building market here.

Quadrant Homes; The company has three townhome sites, including Breva in Bellevue near the planned light-rail line.

Jeanne Lang Jones

Despite Pent Up Demand, It’s Nearly Impossible to Find a Condo in Seattle

New units are hard to come by and that’s not likely to change anytime soon.

Luma, one of the few high-rise condo projects built in recent years, sold out within months of completion.

Elaine Porterfield

The Vanishing Dream of Owning a Single-Family Home in Seattle

Looking for a newly built, ‘traditional’ single-family home in the Seattle market? Good luck with that.

Residential development in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood is emblematic of the trend toward packing two or more dwellings onto what used to be single-structure parcels.

Jeanne Lang Jones