Seattle Bureaucrats Seek to Ban Single-Family Homes, Calling Them ‘Racist’

Do you live in a single-family dwelling? If you do, then you’re a bigot and a racist, according to some liberal whack jobs in Seattle.

As reported by and The Seattle Times, the Seattle city council and mayor have seriously considered scrapping traditional neighborhoods that consist of single-family homes in an effort to drive people into collective housing – apartments and other types of multi-family dwellings – and for nothing as noble, perhaps, as “the environment” (though the reasoning doesn’t matter in a country where individual rights are supposed to trump those of liberal collectivists in government).

A change (that has been rejected thus far) to the liberal city’s zoning regulations, would have empowered the government to authorize the construction of multi-family housing units in all neighborhoods. And while some have labeled the idea nothing more than an outrageous Internet rumor, noted, it is anything but.

“We can still be a city for everyone, but only if we give up our outdated ideal of every family living in their own home on a 5,000 square foot lot,” said a letter from the co-chairs of the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda, or HALA.

The group was formed to assess and recommend solutions to the growing city’s housing problems.

“Seattle (single-family) zoning has roots in racial and class exclusion and remains among the largest obstacles to realizing the city’s goals for equity and affordability,” the letter continued, whose authors never cited a shred of evidence to back up their claim and who likely thought that by merely mentioning the word “racism” they could bully opponents into backing down.