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BIAW EVP on TVW: Housing challenges in Washington

December 7, 2021

BIAW’s Executive Vice President Greg Lane joins TVW’s Mike McClanahan on The Impact. He’ll be discussing housing challenges and rising costs in Washington. Michele Thomas, Director of Policy and Advocacy for the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, provides her perspective as well.

Greg talks about how decades of restrictive land use policies have resulted in Washington’s housing crisis. By some estimates, Washington needs more than 225,600 units to meet its housing needs.  BIAW advocates for faster permit timelines, a more balanced regulatory structure and more access to buildable lands.

The Impact provides an up-close view of how legislative and regulatory policy decisions made in Olympia will affect our daily lives. The latest segment airs first on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 7 pm but you can watch any time on-demand.


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