Housing http://kplu.org en HUD: Seattle APodment Developer Must Make Units Accessible For Disabled People http://kplu.org/post/hud-seattle-apodment-developer-must-make-units-accessible-disabled-people <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/153621810&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>A Seattle apartment development company that has been building so-called aPodments will have to retrofit one of its complexes to make the building accessible for people with disabilities following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.</p><p>APodments are micro-housing developments that have been springing up around Seattle in the past couple of years. They consist of a number of small apartments with shared kitchens and common areas.&nbsp;</p><p>Centro LLC is the owner and developer of the building in question, a 56-unit Capitol Hill property managed by Calhoun Property Management.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 23:20:50 +0000 Ashley Gross 17052 at http://kplu.org Northwest Mirrors National Shift Away From Single-Family Homes http://kplu.org/post/northwest-mirrors-national-shift-away-single-family-homes <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/149906790&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>New housing starts are a key economic indicator, but not all new houses are created the same. A new report issued Friday shows Washington and Oregon are following a national shift away from single-family homes toward more apartment complexes.</p><p>Multi-family buildings, defined as those with five housing units or more, make up more than one-third of new residential construction in both states. The number has nearly doubled over the past decade.</p><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 23:36:22 +0000 Chris Lehman 16645 at http://kplu.org Northwest Mirrors National Shift Away From Single-Family Homes Seattle City Council to weigh code changes to micro-housing http://kplu.org/post/seattle-city-council-weigh-code-changes-micro-housing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Buildings full of so-called micro-dwellings have been going up in parts of Seattle, but not without controversy. Now the Seattle City C</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ouncil</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is getting ready to consider changes to the code to provide more oversight.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 23:37:34 +0000 Ashley Gross 9181 at http://kplu.org Micro-housing boom has some Seattle neighborhoods up in arms http://kplu.org/post/micro-housing-boom-has-some-seattle-neighborhoods-arms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New buildings packed with dorm-like rooms for rent have been popping up in Seattle’s densest neighborhoods.</span></p><p>A grey area in the law is allowing these so-called “micro-housing” projects to go up without neighborhood comment. A brown-bag discussion on the issue of takes place <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/news/detail.asp?ID=13546" target="_blank">at City Hall today</a>.</p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:48:28 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8455 at http://kplu.org Micro-housing boom has some Seattle neighborhoods up in arms ACLU suit: Tenant screening company illegally flagged woman http://kplu.org/post/aclu-suit-tenant-screening-company-illegally-flagged-woman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who says her decades-old drug convictions cost her a chance to rent an apartment—a violation of Washington state law.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And hundreds others may have been illegally rejected for apartments in the state because of unfair background checks.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 22:42:22 +0000 Ashley Gross 8304 at http://kplu.org ACLU suit: Tenant screening company illegally flagged woman House of the future built at Seattle Center http://kplu.org/post/house-future-built-seattle-center <p>A new two-story home is under construction near the Space Needle at the Seattle Center.</p><p>Called the "House of the Immediate Future," it's part of the "Next 50" anniversary celebration of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair.</p><p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:09:29 +0000 The Associated Press 6108 at http://kplu.org House of the future built at Seattle Center New tally raises estimate of King County homeless youth http://kplu.org/post/new-tally-raises-estimate-king-county-homeless-youth <p>There are many more homeless children and young adults in King County than previous tallies have found, according to <a href="http://www.youthcare.org/sites/default/files/Count%20Us%20In%202012%20Preliminary%20Report.pdf">a new count </a>out this month. The count found more than 140 children on the streets, in shelters or in unstable housing, and another 530 or so young adults 25 and under. Volunteers and social service agencies conducted the second annual one-night count in May, targeting homeless youth.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5752 at http://kplu.org New tally raises estimate of King County homeless youth Housing study finds cramped quarters in Walla Walla County http://kplu.org/post/housing-study-finds-cramped-quarters-walla-walla-county <p>RICHLAND, Wash. &ndash; A new study says increasing numbers of families in Walla Walla County are living in overcrowded conditions.</p><p> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 00:37:44 +0000 Anna King 2515 at http://kplu.org