Taking Housing Stock

A local realtor, civil rights activist and neighborhood leader on what we need, and what's holding us back.


This week on the pod, Gene Brake, Spokane-based Realtor, civil rights activist, and neighborhood leader joins us to talk about:

  • How the local Realtor association is spending heavily in local political races and the un-democratic process they use to decide who gets their support

  • How administrative dysfunction on the one hand and restrictive zoning on the other are affecting our ability to build the housing we need.

  • One neighborhood’s plan to build densely in targeted areas to both provide more homes while still keeping the area affordable for its mostly low-income residents.