Seattle Times on Affordable Housing

The Seattle Times had an article yesterday on affordable housing, Seattle may ease rules to encourage affordable housing downtown:

Two programs designed to bring affordable housing to downtown Seattle have fallen short of expectations, with officials spending just $5 million of the $20 million collected from developers.

Maybe the city should buy up some failing condo projects like Domaine and rent them out as affordable housing.

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  • andy

    Generally speaking, the City itself isn’t in the business of actually providing/developing/renting affordable housing. That’s left to the housing authority and lots of various non-profits around Seattle like LIHI and Housing Resource Group who receive funding from many different sources.

  • andy

    Generally speaking, the City itself isn’t in the business of actually providing/developing/renting affordable housing. That’s left to the housing authority and lots of various non-profits around Seattle like LIHI and Housing Resource Group who receive funding from many different sources.

  • http://www.rentalsmb.com myrtle beach condos

    A lot of cities need affordable housing. we are seeing something similair in my market but no one has stepped into provide it

  • JBB

    Actually, it’s not a bad idea. I lived in Houston in the mid-80s when the economy there was in the can big time, and non-profits were able to buy up failing apartment complexes for a song and then turn them into low-cost housing. Not popular among the neighbors, but I suppose better than a vacant complex, and propped up the occupancy rate for the market rate guys.

  • JBB

    Actually, it’s not a bad idea. I lived in Houston in the mid-80s when the economy there was in the can big time, and non-profits were able to buy up failing apartment complexes for a song and then turn them into low-cost housing. Not popular among the neighbors, but I suppose better than a vacant complex, and propped up the occupancy rate for the market rate guys.

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    To be honest I believe most people are scared on spending money on anything, given the current conditions.

  • http://www.african-grey-parrotonline.com/african-grey-parrot-cages.php Parrot Housing

    To be honest I believe most people are scared on spending money on anything, given the current conditions.