Affordable Housing Solutions
News this month of housing prices and rents beginning to stabilize or even soften is welcome, given the overheated markets that had priced out many potential homeowners. Even so, there’s still a long way to go when we look at affordable housing for opportunities for workers in lower wage groups and people on fixed incomes. Options for adequate housing, let alone home ownership, for many remain few and far between in most communities around the state.
In Tacoma, one solution included setting aside units for homeless students.
Manufactured home parks, historically a comfortable and plentiful choice for homeowners of modest means, are disappearing at a rapid pace as developers seek to capitalize on increased land values. Can that tide be turned?