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Recent Press Releases

  • Fully 50 Housing Bills Moving Through Washington Legislature in 2023 Session

    An unprecedented number of transformative measures speaks to the urgency of the state’s housing shortage, which voters feel acutely.

    February 16, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT: Dan Bertolet, Director, Housing and Urbanism Program, Sightline Institute,   FULL ARTICLE: 50 housing bills to watch in Olympia right now  OLYMPIA, WA – An absolute deluge of bills to support more housing options across [...] Read more »

  • Washington State Could Double Voter Turnout with Bill to Let Cities Choose Even-Year Elections

    Senate Bill 5723 would lift Washington’s ban on its cities’ option to align their elections with higher-profile, even-year elections. Doing so can save money, boost voter participation, and ensure the voting public—and their electeds—look more like the general population.

    February 10, 2023  MEDIA CONTACT: Serena Larkin, Sightline Institute,   FULL ARTICLE: Hey, Olympia! If you let them, cities could double turnout in local elections  OLYMPIA, WA – Leaders in Olympia are currently considering a bill that would allow [...] Read more »

  • New Poll: Majorities in WA Support State Policies for More Housing Types

    As numerous housing bills advance through state legislative committees, a new poll finds that fully 71 percent of likely Washington state voters support a statewide policy proposal that would change zoning laws to eliminate single-family zoning in cities and towns with populations over 6,000 and allow more homes like duplexes, triplexes, and small apartment buildings.

    February 9, 2023  MEDIA CONTACT: Anna Fahey,  POLL RESULTS:   WASHINGTON STATE – Majorities in Washington state favor a wide range of policy changes to make it easier to build multi-family housing to address the state’s housing affordability crisis. [...] Read more »