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Priced Out

The struggle for an affordable Seattle
March 31, 2015

The success of the new Seattle Times LiveWire event series continued with “Priced out: The struggle for an affordable Seattle,” a provocative forum on the intersection of wages, policy and housing costs, and making it – or not – in the greater Seattle area. Local and national leaders discussed affordability challenges and solutions for our region, where job growth is outpacing much of the nation, yet income disparity is greater than ever before.

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Presenting – Microsoft
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Principal – University of Washington
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Skylar Olsen
Skylar Olsen
Senior economist at Zillow, Olsen has researched and spoken on topics such as “Millennials, Rents and Mortgages: Challenges for the Future” and “A House Divided – How Race Colors the Path to Home Ownership.”
David Rold
David Rold
President of Service Employees International Union 775, Rolf has been called “the most successful union organizer of the last 15 years” by The American Prospect. He was a key leader in the recent historic $15 wage campaigns in SeaTac and Seattle.
Jake McKinstry
Jake McKinstry
Principal at Spectrum Development Solutions, a for-profit real estate firm that develops a variety of housing types, including student housing, market rate and workforce housing. They primarily on urban, mixed-use, and transit-oriented projects that enhance the community fabric.
Nela Richardson
Nela Richardson
Chief economist at Redfin, she worked on financial policy and policy analysis with Bloomberg Government and Bloomberg TV. She brings insights on wage stagnation and the economic conditions affecting middle and working class Americans.
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