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February 19, 2015 at 4:44 PM

King County Housing Authority buried in Section 8 applications

During a two-week period ending Feb. 10, more than 22,600 households applied for just 2,500 spots on the King County Housing Authority‘s waiting list for Section 8 rental assistance, the agency said this week. It will hold a lottery in March to determine which applicants will make the list, and those at the end of the list may…

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Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: King County Housing Authority, Seattle Housing Authority, Section 8

December 16, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Seattle Housing Authority puts rent change on hold

The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) has shelved its controversial plan to raise rents for thousands of tenants. There will be no rent policy change until 2016 and the SHA may scrap the plan altogether. “We have decided to put consideration of the Stepping Forward proposal on hold,” SHA Executive Director Andrew Lofton wrote Monday in a letter…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, Politics | Topics: Andrew Lofton, rent, Seattle Housing Authority

November 14, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Mayor appoints new Seattle Housing Authority board members

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has appointed to the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) board two new commissioners who may try to block a controversial plan to raise rents for thousands of tenants. Under the plan, called Stepping Forward, SHA would use apartment size rather than tenant income to set rents for households with at…

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Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: Jermaine Smiley, low-income housing, public housing

August 9, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Housing Authority commissioner resigns over Yesler Terrace plans

A Seattle Housing Authority Commissioner resigned Tuesday night over redevelopment plans for Yesler Terrace. Yusuf Cabdi said plans to sell parts of Yesler Terrace to private developers to fund more low-income housing are risky and don’t provide enough protection for current residents. “They’re not paying attention to the needs of tenants,” Cabdi said by phone today….

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Comments | Topics: Seattle Housing Authority, Yesler Terrace, Yusuf Cabdi