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Seattle's Housing Crisis

Seattle's Establishment Democrats who will inevitably be rallying around "Global Citizen" Cyrus Habib or Frank Chopp's right hand man, Jim Moeller, for Lieutenant Governor, haven't a clue about what to do about the Calcutta-ization of our state's biggest city.  However, the answer could begin somewhere along these lines: make sure that thousands of units of cheap housing (not so-called affordable) are built in and near the downtown core.  It would cost relatively little government expenditures to build housing rooms similar to what the Y.M.C.A. used to do, before they decided to effectively take the "Christian" out of their name and turn themselves into solely middle class fitness and swimming centers. 

The city, county & state governments, by themselves, and/or in combination with non-profit businesses and organizations, should re-make the old Y.M.C.A. model, with several, or as many as a score, of new or renovated buildings, and c…