housing

Seattle Mayor Urges Support for Proposed Homelessness Levy
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has revealed details of a proposed property-tax levy to raise $275 million over five years to fight homelessness.
Murray said at a news conference Wednesday that the plan focuses on housing with more than two-thirds of the money would provide short-, mediu…
Grant Programs for Homeless Students Approved by Senate
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Senate has passed a bill that would create grant programs to provide support for a rising number of homeless students.
House Bill 1682 passed on a 42-6 vote Thursday, and will head back to the House for consideration because it was amended in the Senate.
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A.G. Rob McKenna to Visit Yakima about Mortgages
Attorney General Rob McKenna will visit Apprisen/Consumer Credit Counseling Services in Yakima today, a non-profit agency that provides a range of services to low-income residents, including free homeowner counseling that helps borrowers avoid foreclosures and other devastating financial ch…
Good News On The Home Front
Yakima County home foreclosures are down almost 67 percent from January to March of 2011 vs. 2012.  The statewide figures also fell 19 percent.
In other metro areas across the country, filings are going up.  Many lenders have delayed processing foreclosures...