Kshama Sawant Re-Election Campaign

DEBATE - Rent Control in Seattle: Sawant & Licata VS. Valdez & Manweller

Join us Monday, July 20 at 6:00 PM at Town Hall Seattle!rent_control_debate_7-20-2015.jpg

Check out the Facebook eventĀ here!

Should rent control be part of a bold and comprehensive set of solutions to the dire affordable housing shortage in our city?

On July 20th, Councilmember Nick Licata and I will debate in favor of rent control. The anti-rent control position will be presented by Growth and Development Lobbyist Roger Valdez and another presenter to be announced.

With average rents in Seattle's neighborhoods ranging from $1,063 - $1,871 per month and 47% of tenants "rent burdened," more and more people are recognizing that the market has failed to deliver on affordable housing.

At the same time, big developers and corporate landlords are saying louder than ever that rent control is a failure.


Which is correct? Does rent control work? Will it solve Seattle's affordable housing crisis? Is it even possible in Seattle?

If you support rent control, suffer from skyrocketing rents, or simply want answers to how we can solve our affordable housing crisis, please join us at this exciting debate.

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