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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