Seattle Housing Authority http://kplu.org en Seattle Housing Authority Begins Long-Awaited Yesler Project http://kplu.org/post/seattle-housing-authority-begins-long-awaited-yesler-project <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The long-awaited redevelopment of Seattle’s oldest public housing complex is finally underway.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Seattle Housing Authority had hoped to break ground on Yesler Terrace months ago, but tighter scrutiny by funders in this post-recession world delayed the project, says Seattle Housing Authority's Director of Development&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Stephanie Van Dyke.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 23:14:28 +0000 Ashley Gross 9899 at http://kplu.org Seattle Housing Authority Begins Long-Awaited Yesler Project Seattle Housing Authority warns applicants of fraudulent web sites http://kplu.org/post/seattle-housing-authority-warns-applicants-fraudulent-web-sites <p></p><p>The Seattle Housing Authority says some people applying for low-income housing vouchers have fallen victim to fraudulent web sites.</p><p>The agency just this week opened its lottery for people trying to get on the waitlist for housing choice vouchers. Those are federally funded subsidies that help low-income people pay rent. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:25:50 +0000 Ashley Gross 7751 at http://kplu.org Seattle Housing Authority warns applicants of fraudulent web sites Need housing? Rare opportunity for low-income vouchers opens up http://kplu.org/post/need-housing-rare-opportunity-low-income-vouchers-opens <p></p><p>Anyone in need of subsidized housing has a rare opportunity this month. For the first time in five years, <a href="http://www.seattlehousing.org/waitlist/">the Seattle Housing Authority is opening its waitlist for low-income housing vouchers</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 7707 at http://kplu.org 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 Yesler Terrace approved; How well do Seattle's mixed-income communities work? http://kplu.org/post/yesler-terrace-approved-how-well-do-seattles-mixed-income-communities-work <p><strong>Update:</strong> The Seattle City Council unanimously approved the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace.</p><blockquote><p>“By building a mixed-use community at Yesler Terrace we can improve the quality of life for very low income families and create new affordable housing opportunities,” said Mayor Mike McGinn in a press release.&nbsp;</p></blockquote><p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 23:00:44 +0000 Ashley Gross 6190 at http://kplu.org Yesler Terrace approved; How well do Seattle's mixed-income communities work? New mini-city to rise on site of Yesler Terrace housing project? http://kplu.org/post/new-mini-city-rise-site-yesler-terrace-housing-project <p>Big changes are likely in store for <a href="http://seattle.gov/council/issues/yesler_terrace.htm">Seattle&rsquo;s oldest public housing project</a>. A total overhaul of Yesler Terrace, just up the hill from downtown, will create a mini-city of high-rise apartments and an office tower. The Seattle city council on Wednesday is holding <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/council/calendar/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D100505715">its last public hearing</a> on the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 15:42:08 +0000 Ashley Gross 5928 at http://kplu.org New mini-city to rise on site of Yesler Terrace housing project?