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February 19, 2015 at 4:44 PM

King County Housing Authority buried in Section 8 applications

Stephen Norman, King County Housing Authority executive director, says rentalĀ help for low-income families is in short supply. (Credit: Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times) During a two-week period endingĀ 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…

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March 20, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Kirkland passes law protecting Section 8 renters

The Kirkland City Council passed a law Tuesday night prohibiting landlords from turning away would-be tenants who would pay rent with the help of government-subsidized Section 8 vouchers. The vote was 4-3. For a landlord to turn away a tenant only because he or she receives a government rent voucher, City Councilmember Dave Asher said, “I…

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