affordable housing http://kplu.org en Study: Seattle Worker Needs Min. Wage Of $21.60/Hour To Afford Two-Bedroom Rental http://kplu.org/post/study-seattle-worker-needs-min-wage-2160hour-afford-two-bedroom-rental <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/141404365&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 23:05:47 +0000 Ashley Gross 15256 at http://kplu.org Study: Seattle Worker Needs Min. Wage Of $21.60/Hour To Afford Two-Bedroom Rental As Ballard Complex Residents Face 75 Percent Rent Hike, Licata Calls For Future City Action http://kplu.org/post/ballard-complex-residents-face-75-percent-rent-hike-licata-calls-future-city-action <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Options are running out for tenants of an apartment complex in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood who are facing much higher rents once the new owner renovates their units. Seattle City Council members say more needs to be done to make sure other renters don’t face a similar plight.</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 01:59:44 +0000 Ashley Gross 13908 at http://kplu.org As Ballard Complex Residents Face 75 Percent Rent Hike, Licata Calls For Future City Action Challenge for Seattle's Next Mayor: Making Housing Affordable http://kplu.org/post/challenge-seattles-next-mayor-making-housing-affordable <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle’s next mayor will face the challenge of balancing the city’s growth with affordability.&nbsp;</span></p><p>“Because our city’s popular, because we’re adding jobs, because more people want to live in our&nbsp;walkable&nbsp;urban places, the competition for existing housing is driving up the rent, driving up housing prices,”&nbsp;said Seattle Mayor Mike&nbsp;McGinn.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Both </span>McGinn<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and challenger Ed Murray shared their ideas, many of them similar, on ways to create affordable housing for people of all income.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 10593 at http://kplu.org Challenge for Seattle's Next Mayor: Making Housing Affordable 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 In Wash., 2 full-time min. wage jobs to afford 2-bedroom rental http://kplu.org/post/wash-2-full-time-min-wage-jobs-afford-2-bedroom-rental-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A minimum-wage earner must work two full-time jobs year-round to be able to afford a two-bedroom apartment in Washington state, according to a new study by the </span><a href="http://nlihc.org/oor/2013/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">National Low Income Housing Coalition</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 01:49:05 +0000 Martha Kang 8021 at http://kplu.org In Wash., 2 full-time min. wage jobs to afford 2-bedroom rental New apartment building for homeless people opens in South Lake Union http://kplu.org/post/new-apartment-building-homeless-people-opens-south-lake-union <p></p><p>King County has been working to reduce homelessness, but the need for housing and shelter is still large. In Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, 81 homeless people will soon move into a brand-new building called the Pat Williams Apartments. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 21:36:47 +0000 Ashley Gross 7732 at http://kplu.org New apartment building for homeless people opens in South Lake Union Poor economy leaves more people in Seattle struggling to find housing http://kplu.org/post/poor-economy-leaves-more-people-seattle-struggling-find-housing <p>Seattle’s oldest public housing project, Yesler Terrace, is headed for a massive redevelopment, and that means years of upheaval for its 1,200 residents. At least they’re guaranteed some kind of housing. Others are not so lucky. The poor economy has made a chronic shortage of subsidized housing in Seattle even worse.</p><p>Diane Rivers is one of the people who's been trying for years to find a permanent home that she can afford.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:35:34 +0000 Ashley Gross 6224 at http://kplu.org Poor economy leaves more people in Seattle struggling to find housing New program turns foreclosed homes into affordable housing http://kplu.org/post/new-program-turns-foreclosed-homes-affordable-housing <p>Home prices have dropped almost 30 percent from their peak in Seattle, but there are still a lot of people who can&rsquo;t afford to buy a home in the city. Now, a new program is tackling that problem by converting foreclosed homes into affordable housing.</p><p>Under the program, you could buy a house for $85,000 less than what it&rsquo;s worth - if you make below a certain income threshold.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 23:47:58 +0000 Ashley Gross 5619 at http://kplu.org New program turns foreclosed homes into affordable housing Website links needy renters with affordable rentals http://kplu.org/post/website-links-needy-renters-affordable-rentals <p>Finding a place to rent can be a hassle.&nbsp; If you don&rsquo;t have much money,&nbsp; it&rsquo;s even more difficult.</p><p>Now, <a href="http://housingsearchnw.org/">a new website, HousingSearchNW.org,&nbsp;</a> provides help in locating reasonably priced housing&nbsp; in King County. The website is a free service for tenants and landlords. It&#39;s been in operation a little over a month and is averaging about 12,000 searches a week.</p><p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 22:44:55 +0000 Paula Wissel 4564 at http://kplu.org Website links needy renters with affordable rentals Seattle seeking affordable space for artists http://kplu.org/post/seattle-seeking-affordable-space-artists <p>It&rsquo;s been a long running problem &ndash; how to keep and create affordable spaces for artists to live, work and perform in.</p><p>That&rsquo;s the focus of <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/arts/space/cultural_space.asp">Cultural Space Seattle</a>, a two-day event beginning Tuesday at Town Hall. The City of Seattle is asking a wide range of people to roll up their sleeves to look for ways to preserve Seattle&rsquo;s vibrant arts scene.</p><p> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 22:30:58 +0000 Monica Spain 3343 at http://kplu.org Seattle seeking affordable space for artists