Stories tagged: housing
Thu., July 5, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …
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 …
Tue., Nov. 14, 2017
Willabelle “Willy” Godfrey had always told her family she hoped another family would move into her home one day and start their own story after she died. Instead, the property …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017
The chairman of the House’s tax-writing committee said Sunday that he’s confident that chamber won’t go along with the Senate’s proposal to eliminate the deduction for property taxes, setting up …
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017
A homeless crisis of unprecedented proportions is rocking the West Coast, and its victims are being left behind by the very things that mark the region’s success: soaring housing costs, …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017
Curtis Rystadt said he’s partnering with the Hotel Indigo chain to turn the historic Otis into a 112-room hotel.