April 12: The Housing Crisis in Seattle


Tuesday, April 12
7:00 p.m.
Common Good Cafe
(Downstairs at the University Temple United Methodist Church)
1415 NE 43rd St.
Seattle, WA 98105

Seattle is a city with a booming economy and a growing tech sector. Yet behind the apparent prosperity, there is a major crisis for many of Seattle’s working class residents – a crisis that is probably most pronounced in the lack of affordable housing.

Sky-high rents and housing costs have driven many people out of the city and many out of homes altogether. In January of this year, the Seattle Coalition to End Homelessness found during its one-night count that 4,505 people were without shelter in the city – a 19% increase from its count last year.

Rather than working quickly to provide shelter for those who need it, wealthy residents, business owners, and the Seattle Police Department have made an effort to drive out people living on the street or put them in jail.

Join us for a discussion about Seattle’s housing crisis and how the left can respond. For background information, read “The Ugly Secret Hidden Behind Seattle’s Boom.”

We will also devote some time to discussing the Socialism 2016 conference in July.

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