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Beyond Housemates: How Intentional Communities Provide Belonging, Affordability to Seattle’s Working Class

The forces that have made co-house-holding mainstream in Seattle mirror larger national trends, namely, a widening affordability gap.

by Alexa Peters


Across the U.S., there’s a growing trend in housing: millennials have come of age, but they aren’t buying houses. According to research by the U.S. Census Bureau, only 1 in 3 millennials age 25 and younger owned a home by the end of 2018, which is about 8% lower than for previous generations. Even in Seattle, where the wellspring of lucrative tech work attracts thousands of millennials each year, only 29% of Seattle-based millennials found home ownership accessible in 2017. Continue reading Beyond Housemates: How Intentional Communities Provide Belonging, Affordability to Seattle’s Working Class