commented on On the Future of Work
I am 32 years old and have never held a job with significant benefits. I can confirm that my generation doesn't believe they exist. Only pampered baby-boomers get "real" benefits.
I had a job that began offering health benefits after ACA went into effect, but the cost of that health plan's payroll deduction was HIGHER than what my insurance marketplace individual plan would have cost, after subsidy.
commented on Tenants Call on Mayor Murray to Preserve Affordability at Central District Housing Complex
This is just a symptom of the problem, not the cause.
Keeping this one building in nonprofit hands will ensure affordable rents for a few dozen residents for a few more years, but will do nothing to ease the citywide housing shortage, stop the plummeting vacancy rates, or slow the rent hikes.
The data shows, so long as we can get vacancy rates at or above 5%, rents will stop climbing. If we continue to restrict housing growth, rents will keep going up, middle class folks will keep getting pushed out of the city (except for the select few lucky enough to score a rent-controlled unit in a non-profit or city owned building), and we'll end up like San Francisco.