Seattle's Poor Fight For Million-Dollar Views

Long-time residents of Yesler Terrace public housing are trying to keep their homes in one of America's most expensive downtowns.
June 10, 2004, 10am PDT | Jeffrey Goodman
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The Seattle Housing Authority is already fighting opposition to a proposed redevelopment of Yesler Terrace, at 65 the city's oldest public housing project. Blessed with views of downtown and Elliott Bay, the site could be worth millions to the cash-strapped Housing Authority if redesigned for more affluent living. Critics argue that Seattle is trying to displace the poor to the fringes of the city.

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Published on Wednesday, June 9, 2004 in The Seattle Times
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