There’s been an outpouring from Seattle for homeless man Scott Davis, whose wife Stacey was tragically beaten to death under Magnolia Bridge 08/25. Here’s how you can help, via Homeless in Seattle.
Original KOMO news report: Bridge Attacker Survivor: “He thought I was the devil or something”
No one should die because of homelessness or uncontrollable circumstances. Please support Seattle tent encampments now!
Article from Seattlish: http://www.seattlish.com/post/127647946946/a-homeless-woman-was-beaten-to-death-so-can-we-all
Seattle Met/Publicola article on the broad coalition support for HALA recommendations:
Please sign the petition for Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Seattle City Council to support the tent encampment in Ballard:
RT America video on the new phenomenon of homeless shaming by NYPD. Please watch!
Much light had been made in recent weeks with the release of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s Housing and Affordable Living Agenda (HALA). Most contentious is up-zoning single family neighborhoods to accommodate mother-in-law, backyard cottages, and others to be built on existing land. Soon after, Mayor Murray retracted his statement. A host of current city council candidates have promised changes to housing within their first year of office.
This leaves conflicting questions about affordable housing’s future for Seattle. Other solutions proposed have included mandatory inclusionary zoning, increased Housing Levy, and rent control. The topic of rent control reached fever pitch at a Seattle Town Hall debate on July 20th. However, these are steps forward in a potentially ever changing quagmire for the Northwest.
Here are three local articles as food for thought on the housing crisis/debate:
Geov Parrish – “Seattleland!” (geov.org)
Goldy – “Seattle Has Three Affordable Housing Crises and They All Require Different Solutions” (horsesass.org)
Goldy – “How Seattle Can Build Thousands of Affordable Rent Stabilized Housing Units At No Cost To Taxpayers” (horsesass.org)