I work hard, and save as much as I can. I don't want ANYTHING handed to me. But the truth of the matter is that housing in Seattle is the most blatant form of class warfare we have going on right now. Unless you are blind as a fucking bat, you can look around town and see all of those cranes protruding into the air, with shiny $$$ signs swirling around them, as every developer with any sort of financial backing has plans on turning the next 1/4 acre plot of land into a low-rise, cookie-cutter, over-priced condo.
Seattle is projected to grow by how many residents over the next 10 years? 100,000? THAT'S AN ENTIRE CITY'S WORTH OF PEOPLE!!!! Where exactly do you propose they go? You have to build UP, plain and simple.
And as to your reference about Seward Park being "poor": Seward Park, Seattle, WA. The current population of Seward Park is 3,545 with the median age of 46. Seward Park's median household income is $101,646, and the average household net worth is $1,027,278. (realtor.com
"Poor"? What fucking fantasy world do you live in???????? People like you are one of the reasons I moved to Olympia.