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With Backing of Build Back Black Alliance, YIMBY Housing Bill Moves Forward

by Leo Brine

(This article was originally published on PubliCola and has been reprinted under an agreement.)


The House Appropriations Committee narrowly passed Rep. Jessica Bateman’s (D-22, Olympia) housing density bill (HB 1782) on Monday, Feb. 7, by a 17-16 vote, and sent it to the House Rules Committee with a “do pass” recommendation. Her bill would require cities with populations greater than 10,000 to rezone single-family residential neighborhoods for more housing options, such as duplexes and fourplexes.

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