jseliger comments on We are the City of Seattle and we are tackling a huge housing affordability crisis. AMA March 30, 12-1pm PST: "If we really want affordable housing, all we have to do is legalize the building of it. But existing owners HATE the competition and want to see the value of their assets go up. So we don't get it; instead, we see lots of ineffective bandaids and workarounds and special programs that don't (and can't) really work, because the only way to lower the price of a good in the face of rising demand is dramatically increased supply.
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