Stories tagged: affordable housing
UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 5:58 p.m.
State approves funding for new Father Bach Haven structures in downtown Spokane
Nearly 1,000 affordable units were awarded state funding this week, with almost a quarter of them in the Spokane area.
UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 2:22 p.m.
Affordable housing displacing rock climbing gym in Boise
A popular rock climbing gym in Boise is closing to make way for affordable housing.
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 6 a.m.
Expansion of tiny, cottage homes gets Spokane City Council’s OK
Legislative changes passed this week are intended to promote infill development in areas all over the city by increasing the density allowed in certain areas and speeding up the process …
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018
With homelessness on the rise, Spokane organizations welcome federal dollars, fear state funds may be in peril
Nearly $4 million in federal funding was awarded to Spokane-area organizations Thursday, dollars aimed at ending homelessness at a time when the number of homeless people is on the rise …
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 5 a.m.
Spokane city planners to detail ideas for keeping housing affordable
Apartment vacancy rates are plummeting, home prices are skyrocketing and 20,000 people are expected to move to Spokane in the next 20 years. If that sounds like a recipe to …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
House GOP tax plan could jeopardize thousands of affordable housing units in Spokane County
The Republican tax reform plan being debated in Congress could eliminate a financing method used to construct the lion’s share of the nation’s affordable housing, confirming worries and drawing ire …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
As new affordable housing complex opens, advocates see threat from future tax overhaul
The Low Income Housing Tax Credit is the federal government’s primary vehicle for encouraging private development of affordable housing. And it’s in jeopardy.
Sun., Jan. 15, 2017
The Dirt: Work to begin on low-income apartment complex near Spokane Falls Community College
The first phase of a big affordable housing project is cleared for construction just east of Spokane Falls Community College.
Thu., April 23, 2015
Spokane Law Enforcement Museum must relocate
The Spokane Law Enforcement Museum needs a new home. The space it has occupied since 2010 on the lower level of the Parsons Hotel at 1201 W. First Ave. is …
Fri., Feb. 13, 2015
An apartment building boom in Kootenai County
Apartment buildings are popping up like early-spring bulbs across the Coeur d’Alene-Post Falls landscape as builders feed strong demand for rental housing, particularly affordable units for students, seniors and low-income …
Fri., May 31, 2013
SNAP housing will go smoke-free
Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners will follow the lead of other low-income housing providers in the city by asking residents to not smoke in their properties beginning Aug. 1. Residents of …
Sat., Jan. 15, 2011
Grant to Catholic Charities enables housing for poor
Catholic Charities of Spokane announced plans to build a downtown housing complex for the city’s poorest residents to be financed almost entirely by a $2.5 million state grant. The 50-unit …
Sun., Nov. 14, 2010
Apartment projects target affordability
A Hayden company has begun construction on an affordable housing apartment complex for people 55 and older on the west side of Coeur d’Alene. Whitewater Creek also recently was approved …
Sun., Oct. 10, 2010
Habitat building 114 low-cost homes in Deer Park
More than 100 local families now living in poverty will achieve the American dream next summer: They will become homeowners. Habitat for Humanity Spokane broke ground Saturday on a 20-acre …
Thu., Aug. 26, 2010
Rockwell Apartments fixed up by Community Frameworks
Over the past year the Rockwell Apartments, located just off Trent Avenue near Kaiser Aluminum, have been transformed. The buildings were painted and the pool repaired. A new playground was …
Sat., Nov. 21, 2009
Court contract sustained
Spokane Valley will continue to contract with the Spokane County District Court for judicial service. City Council members asked court officials some pointed questions Tuesday, then voted unanimously to rescind …
Sat., Oct. 17, 2009
No-cost deal seeks low-income homes
Developers would be allowed to exceed density limits under a proposal to increase low-income housing in Spokane Valley. The plan is proposed by the city planning staff in cooperation with …
Wed., Aug. 5, 2009
Habitat obtains grant to build ‘green’ homes
Spokane’s Habitat for Humanity affiliate is one of 123 in the country that will build energy-efficient, low-income homes as part of a national program fostering affordable “green” construction. Starting within …
Tue., Aug. 4, 2009, 5:35 p.m.
Spokane Habitat affiliate wins funding for ‘green’ homes
Spokane’s Habitat for Humanity affiliate is one of 123 in the country that will build energy-efficient, low-income homes as part of a national program fostering affordable “green” construction.
Wed., July 8, 2009
Stimulus benefits housing for poor
When Salem Lutheran Church in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood started looking at what really was the best use for land it owned behind and across the street from the church, …
Wed., Dec. 3, 2008
Affordable housing crisis bearing fruit
The displacement of low-income residents two summers ago by upscale developments in downtown Spokane became a civic emergency. Meanwhile, the region’s business leaders, especially those in North Idaho, were brainstorming …
Fri., Aug. 22, 2008
Social services worker honored
A social services worker was honored for his role in finding homes for about 260 of Spokane’s poorest residents displaced by downtown gentrification. The deeds of Bob Peeler, an employee …
Thu., March 20, 2008
Church hopes to offer low-cost housing
The pastor and congregation at Knox Presbyterian Church believe they can do something to provide decent low-cost housing for North Side residents. They are studying the feasibility of developing about …
Sat., Dec. 8, 2007
Proactive measures urged for housing
The Spokane area can’t rely on “business as usual” to house a growing population in the face of rising home prices, according to a report released Friday by the Spokane …