Stories tagged: housing
Sun., Feb. 3, 2019
The CEOs of the Seattle metro’s largest businesses – from Amazon and Boeing to Starbucks and Nordstrom – are pushing for more housing for middle-income workers at a time when …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Blessed with a balance sheet that allows for sweeping gestures, Redmond tech giant Microsoft is responding to the region’s widening affordability gap with a $500 million pledge to address homelessness …
Tue., Jan. 8, 2019
Spokane City Council is considering loosening parking restrictions and allowing taller buildings in some parts of the city, which supporters say will increase development and create more options for homeownership.
Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 9:42 a.m.
Efforts toward a collaborative policy on temporary farm worker housing in Yakima County are moving forward.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 12:17 p.m.
Investors behind the renovation of the Ridpath Hotel into affordable housing have stripped Ron Wells of his authority over the project in an effort to protect the project from recent …
Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 3:25 p.m.
A state panel has voted to slightly raise the housing stipend for Idaho’s governor as the state continues to be one of a handful without a governor’s mansion.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 4:16 p.m.
Spokane city planners back controversial road through South Hill housing project; developer plans to fight
Jim Frank of Greenstone Homes, the firm behind the Kendall Yards development and a similar project proposed for the South Hill at 29th Avenue and Southeast Boulevard on the South …
Thu., Nov. 29, 2018
It was just this spring when Greater Seattle led the nation in home-price increases. Now, prices here are falling faster than anywhere.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 5:55 p.m.
Earlier this week the news was that the average Seattle-area homebuyer has been successfully able to
Mon., Oct. 1, 2018
Home buyers and builders gathered toured 30 newly built homes Sunday in the 14th annual Fall Festival of Homes Show.
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 …