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One year after Microsoft announced it was committing $500 million toward affordable housing in the Seattle area, it’s upping that by half.
As the number of homeless individuals and families grows around the state, legislative leaders are looking to reduce those numbers with long-term solutions but don’t yet agree about immediate approaches.
Spending on U.S. construction projects rose a solid 0.6% in November as gains in home building and government projects offset weakness in nonresidential construction.
The Spokane City Council unanimously adopted legislation on Monday that will redirect a portion of the state’s sales tax revenue into local affordable housing projects.
The Spokane City Council shelved a set of proposed tenant protection laws until March last week, but tenants are pledging to continue the fight for new regulations.
Amid outcry from landlords, the council balked Monday on new laws that would force landlords to pay for tenant relocation when they substantially increase the rent and cite a specific reason for an eviction.
Would a new slate of tenant protections help, or hurt, the city’s efforts to address this side effect of a successful housing market? The Spokane City Council will try to answer that question on Dec. 9.
The City Council is scheduled to consider a measure Dec. 9 that would redirect some of the local sales tax collections directly toward affordable housing in Spokane, before it reaches Olympia. Spokane could raise $400,000 annually for that purpose if passed, officials say.
The Spokane City Council will vote on a proposed purchase and sale agreement with Gonzaga Family Haven, a project spearheaded by Catholic Charities that looks to develop 72 units of affordable housing on land currently owned by the city.
U.S. home prices increased modestly in September from a year ago, as roughly seven years of rising home values have hurt affordability.
Now that the election is over, a Tenants Bill of Rights ordinance is moving forward. Rapidly. What is on the table works against keeping housing affordable or increasing the supply.
Americans took advantage of lower mortgage rates and purchased more homes in October, though sales were held back by a shortage of available properties.
Apple has committed $2.5 billion to ease California’s housing crisis, eclipsing similar pledges by fellow Silicon Valley giants Google and Facebook to address a lack of affordable housing in a region where affluent tech workers have helped drive up the cost of homes.
More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in September, a sign that the housing market is still benefiting from lower mortgage rates.
The health food chain that sells organic food and produce will take the space formerly occupied by the Hastings Entertainment store, 2512 E. 29th Ave., near the intersection of 29th Avenue and Southeast Boulevard.
The Spokane Housing Authority is embarking on a $1.2 million renovation of a building it purchased last year on Nora Avenue, according to permits issued by the city.
New-construction permit values in Spokane County totaled more than $1 billion over the past year, marking the first time that dollar amount was exceeded since 2008.
Housing was so short in Spokane that people were lined up days ahead of time for a chance to buy one of 165 lots offered for sale in the Audubon Park addition.
Spokane was experiencing an upsurge in demand for professional musicians, especially those who could play jazz.
The Spokane County real estate market was bustling with activity in August, but not enough to drive up home sales, as persistently high demand and low inventory continued to be the norm.