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Saturday, February 3 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Growth and gentrification in a tech boomtown

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Seattle’s housing market is the hottest in the nation. To afford monthly payments on the median house in the Seattle metro area, a household needs a record $93,400 in annual income, according to a recent story in the Seattle Times. That’s up $11,000 from just a year ago. The average renter, meanwhile, now spends over 30 percent of their income just to keep a roof overhead. It’s great news for landlords and developers — but what about the increasing number of Seattleites for whom the rent is just too damn high?

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Tyrone Beason (Moderator)

Tyrone Beason is a staff reporter for Pacific NW magazine.
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Kathleen Hosfeld

Kathleen Hosfeld is the Executive Director of Homestead Community Land Trust, which she joined in 2014, with a background in strategic consulting for mission-based for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises.  Homestead has created a portfolio of homes that are affordable to people... Read More →
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Roger Valdez

For the past twenty five years, Roger Valdez has been involved in public policy in the areas of education, health, and housing. Before becoming the Director of Seattle For Growth, Valdez was housing director at a large regional non-profit, managing housing operations and developm... Read More →