State awards $9.7 million for workforce housing in Seattle

Funds will support redevelopment of former Sand Point Naval Station barracks OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced a $9.7 million award to Mercy Housing Northwest to convert a historic Seattle property into 128 units of affordable housing. Building 9, a remnant of the Sand Point Naval Station once located at Warren G. Magnuson Park, will be redeveloped into 128 units designed primarily for families, but will also

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State Seeks Public Input on Housing Needs

The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced an effort to solicit public comment on housing needs across the state. Any Washington resident is encouraged to participate in an 11 question online survey. The survey results will guide plans for using federal funds aimed at addressing housing needs throughout Washington State. Each year, the state receives approximately $8 million in funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to

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Annual census results show decline in homelessness in Washington State

Point in Time Count shows services effective, still work to be done OLYMPIA, WA – Homelessness has decreased throughout the state, according to numbers released today by the Washington State Department of Commerce. The numbers are from the statewide annual Point in Time Count that took place January 24, 2013. Local homeless service providers and volunteers across the state counted 17,775 people living unsheltered or in emergency shelters or transitional housing. Of those,

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