The Ripple Effect
The Seattle area is growing. Because we're not building enough homes, people are getting pushed farther and farther out. This is the ripple effect of growth.
In KUOW's four-part series "The Ripple Effect," reporter Joshua McNichols covers the issue and explores some potential solutions.
Reporter's Notebook: How The Ripple Effect series was born
The series focused on affordable housing solutions in greater Seattle
Reporter's notebook: centering underrepresented communities in the stories we tell
How to create community out of a bunch of buildings: The Ripple Effect
It takes more than good planning to create a community that’s there for you when plans fall short.
Four big housing ideas that could reshape greater Seattle: The Ripple Effect
The greater Seattle metro region is a hotbed of housing experimentation right now. In many different cities, people are talking about new ideas, new approaches to this problem of how to build enough housing without tearing apart vulnerable communities in the process.
What we can learn about Seattle area housing from hermit crabs: The Ripple Effect
When housing becomes too expensive, people wind up getting pushed out before they’re ready. If you could step back and observe from a distance how people move from one place to another, it would look like ripples on the surface of a tidepool, extending outward.
How displacement feels in this South Seattle community: The Ripple Effect
Below market rent prices have attracted a lot of new residents to the South Park neighborhood, where existing residents are especially vulnerable to being pushed out.