Community Tides ~ 10/07/22

It’s hard these days for our community not to become engaged in conversations about housing density and affordability. The conversations have become much more nuanced, and these days more than ever, there needs to be transparent, solutions-oriented dialogue. Joining KPTZ’s Chris Bricker and co-host Siobhan Canty, President & CEO of Jefferson Community Foundation, are 3 special guests: Jaisri Lingappa, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Global Health at UW Seattle and volunteer with Habitat for Humanity East Jefferson County and with the Housing Solutions Network; Emma Bolin, City of Port Townsend’s new Director of Planning & Community Development; and Liz Revord, Director of Housing Solutions Network. We explore what affordable housing, density, and equity mean in the light of the distribution of wealth,“market rate”, and the forces of gentrification and displacement.