subsidized housing

Subsidized Housing
5:00 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Seattle Public Housing Residents Face The Possibility Of Big Rent Hikes

Many residents of public housing in Seattle are facing the possibility of steep rent hikes. They’ll have a chance this week at two public hearings to voice their concerns about the Seattle Housing Authority’s plan.

Seattle Housing Authority provides subsidized housing for about 13,000 low-income households. The agency sets the rent at 30 percent of the tenant’s income. But now, SHA is proposing to raise rent every couple of years. By the sixth year, it would have jumped more than fivefold. People with disabilities, the elderly and people under the age of 24 would be exempt.

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Historic Seattle
1:01 pm
Tue May 10, 2011

Frye Hotel celebrates 100 years - fourteen as low-income housing

The Frye Hotel/Apartments is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a media and community celebration Tuesday. (That's the Frye on the left. The newer building - by three years - is the Smith Tower.)
Low Income Housing Institute W.G. Clark Construction

When the Frye Hotel opened for business, President Roosevelt was a guest at the grand opening. That's Theodore Roosevelt. The new hotel was a hot spot for important gatherings and conventions. Like the National Association of Master Horseshoers and Blacksmiths.

The year was 1911. That's three years before the iconic Smith Tower - also pictured above - was constructed.

Today the Frye Hotel has federal landmark status and is part of the Pioneer Square Historic District.

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