Stories tagged: affordable housing
Sun., March 15, 2020
Lawmakers want to reduce the number of homeless people in Washington by spending some $160 million over a wide range of programs to expand shelters, support for homeless youth and …
Fri., Feb. 28, 2020
As Spokane faces a housing crisis, County Commission Chairman Al French argues that part of the problem is a disconnect among the dense-development values of the comp plan, a resistance …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020
The Spokane City Council dipped into reserves Monday to fund two affordable housing projects. The council unanimously approved a two-year funding plan totaling $280,000 to support services at The Carlyle …
Sun., Feb. 23, 2020
Lawmakers narrow ideas to fight homelessness, passing several bills to address the crisis by expanding existing programs, helping to build more shelters as well as increasing tenant protections and accessibility …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020
After learning that The Carlyle and Home Yard Cottages are ineligible for the funding they were promised last year, the city was left scrambling to find $280,000 to help fund …
Sun., Feb. 16, 2020
‘As for what we need?’ Housing, services and support, say those experiencing homelessness in Spokane
Spokane’s new mayor, Nadine Woodward, has pledged to embark on a new approach to homelessness that will begin with the formation of a work group. In anticipation of that community …
Fri., Feb. 14, 2020
Three Indian tribes in the Inland Northwest will receive more than $6.5 million in federal funds to build and operate affordable housing projects.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020
Some Senate Republicans want to take a market-based approach to homelessness by creating more affordable housing as well as crack down on criminal activity.
Mon., Jan. 13, 2020
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.
Tue., Dec. 10, 2019
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.
Sun., Dec. 1, 2019
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 …
Sat., Nov. 30, 2019
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 …
Sat., Nov. 23, 2019
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.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019
‘The lack of affordable housing is actually costing us’: Cantwell promotes affordable housing bill in Spokane
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell came to Spokane on Tuesday to champion federal legislation that, if passed, aims to spur the development of 9,700 new units of affordable housing in Washington …
Wed., Aug. 14, 2019
Everyone agrees we need affordable housing and services for the poor. Everyone has, they assure everyone else, a heart for the suffering among us. And everyone concludes, over and over …
UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019
The city of Spokane will redirect a percentage of the state sales tax it collects to affordable housing assistance.
UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019
More than three years ago, activists hatched a plan to save five Victorian houses from demolition and turn them into much-needed affordable apartments in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood. But the …
UPDATED: Sun., June 2, 2019
Neighbors worried about traffic and views oppose a plan by St. John Vianney Church to develop multifamily housing on a site it purchased in 2009 at the northwest corner of …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019
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. 15, 2019
The Spokane City Council unanimously approved a series of infill regulations, allowing less parking, taller homes and smaller lots in some parts of the city.
Wed., Dec. 5, 2018
A Tacoma neighborhood under development aims to stay affordable by limiting buyers to households that make $75,000 or less.
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018
The city of Spokane may re-examine a law that critics say criminalizes the homeless for sleeping or sitting on public sidewalks when they have nowhere else to go, after a …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018
The Spokane City Council voted to allow unused city properties to be transferred to developers and nonprofits who agree to build affordable housing on the sites.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018
The city may soon be able to give its unused properties to developers and non-profit organizations who agree to build affordable housing for Spokane’s low-income or elderly residents.
Sun., June 17, 2018
This summer is shaping up to be a big one for Blokable, the Seattle construction technology company that hopes to upend the market for new affordable housing.
UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018
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
A popular rock climbing gym in Boise is closing to make way for affordable housing.
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018
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
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 …