Stories tagged: housing
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
U.S. housing starts ticked up just 0.9 percent in July, a sign that higher construction costs might be weighing on homebuilders.
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
Running out of rooms: Washington State University’s largest freshman class leaves more than 200 students in need of housing
With more than 4,300 freshman students set to swarm Washington State University’s residence halls in just one week, university officials say they are still looking to provide a couple hundred …
Thu., Aug. 2, 2018
Sun Dance Golf Course, a staple of the Nine Mile Falls community for more than 55 years, announced it will shutter Sept. 30 to make way for something new – …
UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 10:35 p.m.
Spokane City Council approves millions of dollars in reserve funds for housing, street and downtown projects
About $30 million was moved from reserve accounts for specific projects planned in the final two years of Mayor David Condon’s term, which includes a city investment in the new …
Mon., July 23, 2018, 11:09 a.m.
Ryan Dragoo plans to use H-2A guest workers next year to maintain and harvest the 100 acres of apples and cherries he manages for LFZ Orchards west of Selah. But …
Thu., July 5, 2018, 5:14 p.m.
For the first time in a decade, the number of homes for sale in the Seattle area is finally starting to rise – and in a big way – as …
Sun., July 1, 2018, 2:30 p.m.
A judge ordered federal emergency officials to extend vouchers for temporary hotel housing for nearly 1,700 Puerto Rican hurricane evacuees, saying ending the program could cause irreparable harm.
UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 9:16 p.m.
Special California prisons intended to protect gang informants, disgraced cops and child molesters have become so violent, gang-riddled and crowded that officials are dismantling what’s become the United States’ largest …
Sun., July 1, 2018
A glut of new apartments washing over the city has quickly turned the tables as vacancy rates hit their highest levels since the recession, led by downtown Seattle, where one-fourth …
Sun., June 24, 2018, 2:47 p.m.
A rapid rehousing program started by the Salvation Army Nampa Corps has housed 20 families since it launched last fall.
UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
A development in the Indian Trail neighborhood that caused heartburn among elected officials and neighbors more than two years ago was issued building permits last week.
Fri., June 8, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Spokane rents are rising. The vacancy rate is whisper thin. And the average renter is putting more of her income into housing than in years past.
Thu., June 7, 2018
A deal has been struck to assist a half dozen residents of a lower South Hill apartment complex who faced an almost doubling of their rent following the sale of …
Tue., May 8, 2018
New city laws aiming to protect Spokane’s publicly owned land will prohibit camping in the future. Those living in the camps will be directed to services, including shelters, unless all …
Sun., May 6, 2018, 6 a.m.
People are moving into the Cooper-George Apartments just south of downtown Spokane following a multimillion-dollar renovation to the mid century high-rise.
Wed., May 2, 2018, 8:41 a.m.
As the jail becomes more crowded, Canyon County may pay $11 million to install steel trailers in the jail parking lot to house female inmates.
Tue., May 1, 2018, 3:33 p.m.
SEATTLE – As the Seattle area continues its run as the nation’s hottest real estate market, it has now seen home prices surge upward for a full six years – …
UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 9:12 p.m.
The recent expansion of a program responsible for financing most of the nation’s affordable housing over the last 30 years will deliver more low-income housing to Spokane, combating a nationwide …
Fri., March 23, 2018
A number of separate efforts signal that elected officials recognize the urgency of the nation’s growing housing crisis.
Sun., March 18, 2018, 3:11 p.m.
Now a clue has emerged as to how President Donald Trump’s son-in-law’s firm was able to move so fast: The Kushner Cos. routinely filed false paperwork with the city declaring …
Wed., March 7, 2018, 5 a.m.
A proposal to build hundreds of homes mixed with new businesses near the busy South Hill corner of 29th Avenue and Southeast Boulevard has drawn the ire of neighbors even …
Thu., March 1, 2018
Three Spokane-area rental companies illegally discriminated against veterans who use federal housing vouchers, according to the Washington State Attorney General’s Office.
Thu., Jan. 11, 2018
Developer Harley Douglass is pursuing a different use for 50 acres of undeveloped land off North Indian Trail Road, according to paperwork filed last month with the Washington Court of …
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 6 a.m.
As home prices climb and apartment vacancy rates plummet, Spokane is going through a moment in housing that developers and urban officials believe presents an opportunity to grow Spokane without …
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017
If you gather a group of investor-landlords in the same room, there’s usually no shortage of stories about disaster renters.
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 6 a.m.
In the past four decades, Ron Wells has saved dozens of buildings from the wrecking ball, and rehabilitated them for every purpose: living, dining, playing and working.
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $4.9 million in grants to help low-income people living with HIV/AIDS in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington state.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
A suspected arsonist told police he was high on meth and hearing voices when he set fire to a transitional housing facility in Moscow, Idaho.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 8:28 p.m.
Wind-driven fires tore through California communities Tuesday for the second time in two months, leaving hundreds of homes feared lost and uprooting tens of thousands of people.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 8:48 p.m.
Crews are still putting the finishing touches on the four-story building, the newest homeless housing to be built by Catholic Charities in Spokane. The organization’s staff gathered with community members …