New Year’s Wish List: Affordable Housing for WA Cities

Affordable housing advocates are lining up their priorities for the coming legislative session, and more money for the state’s Housing Trust Fund is one of them.

It is hard to find affordable rental housing in many parts of Washington State, but it’s especially tough in King County, where more than 100,000 households spend over half of their monthly income on rent.

Harry Hoffman, executive director of the Housing Development Consortium (HDC) of King County, says about 1,500 units are ready to build or refurbish in King County alone, but there is not enough funding for one-third of them.

San Juan Islander

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