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WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The City of Tacoma and King County Office of Civil Rights received additional funding for more comprehensive fair housing education and outreach efforts.
OLYMPIA - December 4, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that HUD has okayed a $1,765, 000 loan guarantee to the City of Olympia that will enable it to establish a Economic & Community Development Loan Fund that will, the City explains, "focus" assistance on the "economic revitalization of its downtown."
SEATTLE - October 10, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Donovan and Northwest HUD Regional Administrator Mary McBride today announced that 11 privately-owned complexes in Washington state have been awarded a total of $2,009,082 grant to help senior citizens in to receive health care, meals and other critical supportive services and enable them to live independent lives.
SEATTLE, WA - June 18, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Tenants Union of Washington State is among 15 nonprofit organizations nationwide to have been awarded a total of $5 million through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s new Tenant Resource Network program to assist tenants receiving Section 8 project-based rental assistance at risk of being priced-out of the rental market. TRN nonprofits will assist, inform, educate and engage tenants living in certain Section 8-assisted properties at risk of losing affordability protections or project-based rental assistance
WASHINGTON, DC - September 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that it has charged the owner and manager of a Lakewood, Washington trailer park with discriminating on the basis of disability. HUD brings the charge on behalf of the Fair Housing Center of Washington, alleging that Deidra Miller, the owner of Terrace Trailers, and property manager Claudia Welch refused to make a reasonable accommodation to their “no pets” policy for testers posing as applicants with disabilities who needed service dogs.
Washington, D.C. - March 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), along with Senators Al Franken (D-MN) and Mark Begich (D-AK), introduced legislation to ensure that schools will continue removing the barriers to education caused by homelessness among children and youth. The Educational Success for Children and Youth Without Homes Act of 2011 will amend the McKinney-Vento Act’s Education for Homeless Children and Youth program to better allow school districts to identify and address the needs of children and youth affected by homelessness and to bolster opportunities that help them succeed in school
SEATTLE, DC - October 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released its 2009 Seattle Metropolitan Area Housing Survey, the most comprehensive analysis of the area's housing stock since the Department's last substantive assessment in 2004. HUD estimates that there were nearly 1.5 million housing units in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties in 2009, more than 15 percent of which were constructed since 2000 (see attached data).