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Proposal aims at keeping people alive during extreme heat

Legislation prohibiting involuntary termination of electric or water services during extreme hot weather was approved by the state House of Representatives 64-31. Current law prohibits utilities from terminating heat utility... — Updated 3/8/2023


Homeless programs need more money, Inslee says

Homelessness is still a big issue throughout Washington, and while the state has spent millions, the governor wants to invest more. In a press conference Jan. 19, Washington State... — Updated 3/8/2023

 By Ted Olinger    Housing

After 16 Years of Work, Assisted Living for Elders Comes to the Key Peninsula

The Mustard Seed Project celebrated its opening of the first assisted living residence for elders on the Key Peninsula November 12 after one year of construction and 16 of... — Updated 12/1/2022


Inslee urges action on multi-agency plan on homelessness

Homeless people would have quick access to shelters and other facilities under a $815 million, multi-agency plan supported by Gov. Jay Inslee. Flanked by Democrat officials from King County, Seattle, Spokane and Tacoma, Inslee on... — Updated 3/11/2022


Inslee calls for swift action on housing, homelessness, climate change

Immediate action must be taken to address climate change, the housing crisis, transportation, and education, Gov. Jay Inslee said in his annual State of the State address Jan. 11. "... — Updated 3/11/2022

 By Juan Morfin    Housing

Proposed law would force cities to increase housing density in single-family neighborhoods

Forcing higher densities in Washington’s cities will help reduce housing costs, cut fuel emissions and put an end to exclusionary zoning, supporters of House Bill 1782 say. Critics of the idea, however, say it will require... — Updated 2/9/2022


Colorado mountain towns' housing troubles mirror our own

Our picturesque mountain valley’s housing and worker shortages are not unique among picturesque mountain valleys. Skyrocketing housing costs and low real estate and rental inventories are a problem facing many communities in the... — Updated 12/2/2021


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