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Since the result of all Seattle City Council efforts to attack homelessness has been a conservative backlash, why not institute a conservative, free-market solution?

Give renters with limited income (a moderate level would reduce the lower-middle-class resentment of the poor) vouchers toward rent but only when landlords are willing to freeze the rent for 5 years. Set the per-employee tax on businesses at a level that they can barely accept. Let the market dictate construction, and make it more profitable to build lower-income rental units.

Emory Hill, Seattle