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Seattle Area To Keep Homeless Camps

The Metropolitan King County Council votes to renew and extend an ordinance allowing homeless encampments to be located in unincorporated KingCounty for the next 10 years.

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Seattle Mulls New Affordable Housing Path

Seattle, WA officials debate a study of affordable housing strategies in 12 cities to determine a new approach to provide housing for residents who earn up to 80% of the area’s median income which translates to about $51,000 a year for a family of two.

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HUD Reaches Fair Housing Settlement with Apartment Developers

HUD has reached an agreement with the owner, builder, architect and manager of a Seattle apartment complex, resolving allegations that they discriminated against people with disabilities by failing to design and construct the 56-unit complex in a way that meets the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act.

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Washington State OKs $54 Million for Affordable Housing

This is the third group of projects from the 2014 tax-credit competition to be approved by the governor-appointed Commission. The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit helps affordable-housing developers raise capital for new buildings and renovations by selling the credits to investors.

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Tax Credits For Washington State Housing

Seven new developments financed by $54 million in low-income housing tax credits from the Washington State Housing Finance Commission will add affordable housing across the state.

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Jewell Underscores Obama’s Commitment to Tribal Communities

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell on Thursday (April 24) met with representatives of Pacific Northwest tribes to discuss federal efforts addressing the economic, social and climate change challenges facing American Indian and Alaska Native governments and helping them to build strong, prosperous and resilient communities.

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HUD to Expedite Disaster Relief to Mudslide, Flood-stricken Areas

The Department of Housing & Urban Development on Thursday (April 3) said it will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Washington and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following flooding and mudslides beginning on March 22, and continuing.

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Seattle-Based Project Poised to Support Arts, Business, Housing

Described by developers as a "mixed use building on steroids," 12th Avenue Arts will include an array of restaurants and retail shops, two theatres with full facilities, community meetings rooms and nonprofit arts space.

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Seattle Hosts Urban Land Institute's 2013 Housing Opportunity Conference

The Urban Land Institute's 2013 Housing Opportunity Conference will be held March 20-22 at the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing in Seattle.   The conference will mobilize housing professionals to discuss ways to overcome challenges to provide a range of housing choices in the new economy.   ...

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FTA Seeks Comments on Transit Project Near Seattle

The Federal Transit Administration and the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) want to explore alternative and improved public transit service between the cities of SeaTac and Federal Way in King County, WA.   The agency invites comments on proposed alternatives to impr...

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