Affordable, safe, quality housing is one of the 14 determinants of equity determined by King County. As Stephen Norman, executive director of the King County Housing Authority says, affordable housing and more housing choices, along with ending homelessness “are key elements in assuring equal opportunity for a successful and prosperous community.” Watch King County Executive [...]
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Be sure to check out the summer edition of our quarterly newsletter! For this edition, we are going green! The newsletter is available in digital format, but will not be mailed. In addition to aligning with our program of environmental stewardship, a digital format provides live links to additional content and full color. Take a look and tell [...]
The Housing Appropriations Committee proposed fiscal 2013 appropriations bill for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development threatens several key programs of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The committee’s proposed spending plan allocates less funds than requested by the White House in several key areas, including the public housing capital fund, Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, seniors [...]
We have officially opened up our calendar to volunteers who want to help us build the House of the Immediate Future! Our exciting and unique project will demonstrate how sustainable building practices, technological innovation and civic engagement can create affordable communities for the future. Come build the future with us! Construction volunteers are needed Thursdays [...]
Last month, the Seattle Office of Housing awarded Homebuyer Program funds to Homestead Community Land Trust and the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. In partnership with our affiliate, Homestead’s $770,000 award is expected to initially assist 15 homebuyers and provide permanently affordable homeownership opportunities. You can read more about our collaboration with Homestead in our [...]
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that state housing agencies are invited to apply for funding dedicated to providing affordable, supportive housing to low-income persons with disabilities. The $85 million in available funding is expected to provide housing for 2,800 extremely low-income persons with disabilities. Read the entire press release: HUDNo.12-084.
Rehabilitating existing homes is a growing trend nationally among Habitat affiliates. Last year, 17% of Habitat homes were rehabs, up from 12% in 2009. In addition to purchasing foreclosed homes, renovating them, and then selling them to partner families, Habitat affiliates are also providing updates and weatherization for existing homeowners who otherwise would not be [...]
The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission has posted a comprehensive reading list on their blog. Check it out – it is a great reference for the latest news in housing policy. What Were Reading: April 3 | Bipartisan Policy Center.
HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan sat for a C-SPAN Newsmakers interview with Nick Timiraos of the Wall Street Journal and Margaret Chadbourne of Reuters. Donovan addressed the issues of principal write-downs, the Obama administration’s response to the housing crisis, and making housing a safe investment for Americans.
Senator Patty Murray, D-Washington, is the lead champion in the federal push to end veteran homelessness by 2015. Murray is the chair of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. President Obama and the Department of Veterans Affairs are asking Congress increase the VA budget by 33% next year, which if approved, is estimated to decrease the [...]