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CEOs of Seattle area’s biggest companies: We need more housing for the middle class

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.

Microsoft pledges $500 million to tackle housing crisis in Seattle, Eastside

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 …


Spokane City Council may allow less parking, taller homes in some parts of city

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.


Forum on farm worker housing in Yakima in the works

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.

Wells stripped of Ridpath authority as investors vow to complete downtown Spokane project

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 …


Lawmakers OK $4,551 a month to pay for governor’s housing

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 …


Seattle metro home prices falling at fastest rate in U.S.

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.

Seattle home sellers, seeing new reality, are lowering list prices faster than anywhere else

Earlier this week the news was that the average Seattle-area homebuyer has been successfully able to


What’s new in the housing market? Public gets a primer at 14th annual Fall Festival of Homes

Home buyers and builders gathered toured 30 newly built homes Sunday in the 14th annual Fall Festival of Homes Show.


July housing starts up a slight 0.9 percent as tariffs bite

U.S. housing starts ticked up just 0.9 percent in July, a sign that higher construction costs might be weighing on homebuilders.


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 …


Sun Dance Golf Course to close; developer weighing options, including possibility of future housing

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 …


Plans to build housing for H-2A guest workers upset some orchard neighbors

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 …


Market shift? Big spike in Seattle-area homes for sale slows price growth

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 …


Housing extended for 1,700 Puerto Rican hurricane evacuees

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.

Dismantling California at-risk inmate housing brings hurdles

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 …


Seattle renters score big as landlords dangle freebies to fill empty apartments

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 …


Nampa Salvation Army’s rapid rehousing program houses 20 families since fall launch

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.

New development – and more traffic – coming to Indian Trail neighborhood

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.


Shawn Vestal: Spokane needs more affordable housing and neighbors willing to accept it next door

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.


Rent spike at lower South Hill complex spurs city policy talks, pushes for further discussion

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 …


Residents of homeless camps in Spokane to be directed to shelters under new law

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 …


The Dirt: Cooper-George reopened in downtown Spokane after renovation

People are moving into the Cooper-George Apartments just south of downtown Spokane following a multimillion-dollar renovation to the mid century high-rise.


Commissioners mull $11 million “Band-Aid” for overcrowded jail

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.


Seattle-area home-price growth from current boom has surpassed last decade’s bubble

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.

Expansion of low-income housing program to help build more homes in Spokane

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 …


Cantwell, local legislators move to combat housing crisis

A number of separate efforts signal that elected officials recognize the urgency of the nation’s growing housing crisis.


Kushner Cos. filed false NYC housing paperwork

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 …