Washington, D.C. - August 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Patty Murray and Illinois Senator Dick Durbin sent a joint letter to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki expressing their concern about the placement of homeless female veterans in unsecure housing in Chicago, which jeopardized their safety.
Author China Mieville, Housing Executive Sharon Lee, Humorist Roy Blunt, Jr., Open Spaces Magazine...
Seattle, WA - July 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) Seattle Voices with Eric Liu Low Income Housing Institute’s Sharon Lee Premieres Tues., July 19, 7 p.m. Sharon Lee is the Executive Director of the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), a non-profit organization based in Seattle. LIHI develops and operates housing for low-income and homeless people, and also provides a range of support services to assist tenants in maintaining stable housing and increasing self-sufficiency. Lee oversees a staff of 100 engaged in housing development, management, advocacy and support services.
News Releases HOMELESS VETERANS: Senator Murray Announces Funding for Public Housing Authorities in Washington...
Washington, D.C. - July 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chairman of the Senate Housing Appropriations Subcommittee and the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, announced that a total of 175 housing vouchers worth $1,072,950 will be allocated to public housing authorities in Washington state to help local veterans secure stable housing. The vouchers are part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH program)
Seattle, WA - July 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Join the Seattle City Council's Housing, Human Services, Health, and Culture Committee on Thursday, July 7 for a walking tour of the "Nickelsville" homeless person's encampment. This tour will continue the work surrounding Resolution 31292 and homeless individuals not currently served within the existing system of shelters.
Washington, D.C. - June 9, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) applauded an announcement made by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Eric K. Shinseki that a supportive housing project for homeless veterans and their families will be developed in Spokane and Vancouver. Through the Building Utilization Review and Repurposing (BURR) initiative, the VA was able to identify unused and underused buildings at VA properties in Spokane and Vancouver that will be developed into new housing opportunities for veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan and homeless veterans and their families.
Seattle, WA - May 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and City Councilmembers Nick Licata and Mike O'Brien today announced two new steps in the City's efforts to better support those living without permanent shelter in Seattle:
May 9, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- How are neighborhoods responding to an influx of low-income and homeless housing? On Friday, May 6, 7 p.m., Cable 21, City Inside/Out with C.R. Douglas examines what is happening as services and housing for the poor spread out from downtown. We discuss the issues with representatives of a business association, property owners and housing and human-services providers.
SEATTLE, WA - April 28, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $2,199,963 to 11 new homeless programs in Washington state.
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
Democrats Stand with Veterans Advocates To Oppose Republicans’ Extreme Plan That Would Deny Housing...
Washington, DC - March 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators from across the country stood with advocates for homeless veterans to oppose a provision in Republicans’ reckless spending proposal that would cut 10,000 housing vouchers that would keep homeless veterans off the streets next year
March 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- "We laid out a timeline that would establish a homeless encampment in SODO before winter weather sets in later this year. That timeline assumed that the Council would begin their review and discussion of the legislation at the same time as we continued through the SEPA process, which is expected to be complete in June. We never expected that Council could take action on this package until SEPA was done. Waiting until June to even begin a review of the full package will jeopardize setting up the encampment before next winter.
Washington, D.C. - February 11, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman, Senator Patty Murray, released the following statement on the Department of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development’s joint report on veterans homelessness which was released today.
SEATTLE, WA - January 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Office of Housing today announced nearly $23 million in capital funding, divvied up amongst eight nonprofit housing developers, to create and preserve affordable apartments. The investment will help create 375 new units for seniors, homeless individuals and low-income working families, plus rehabilitate another 291 apartments currently home to seniors and people with disabilities
Vancouver, WA - January 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Washington Homelessness Housing and Assistance Act mandated in May 2005 the creation of 10-year homeless housing plans for each of the state’s counties. Clark County’s Homelessness Plan Task Force invites neighborhood leaders, elected officials, landlords, educators, low-income people and all other interested citizens to attend a planning session on Wednesday, January 12, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Center for Community Health, 1601 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Bldg. 17, Vancouver
Vancouver, WA - October 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Clark County's Homeless Engagement Collaboration (CHEC) project has been awarded the 2009 National Association for County Community and Economic Development (NACCED) Award of Excellence in the category of Homeless Coordination/Assistance.
SEATTLE, WA - August 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Greg Nickels today announced the city of Seattle is awarding $4.3 million in federal and local funding to 10 agencies (for 13 programs) to prevent more than 1,600 low-income households from becoming homeless over the next two years.
TACOMA, WA - June 29, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – The telemarketers’ pitch seems innocent enough: They want you to buy trash bags, light bulbs or gift cards at jacked-up prices.
Vancouver, WA - May 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, signed into law last February, will infuse more than $6 million into Clark County’s housing and community development programs. Planning is underway for the management and distribution of funds.
SEATTLE, WA - April 29, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Mayor Greg Nickels today announced his proposal to renew the Seattle Housing Levy, which expires at the end of 2009. He made his announcement in the courtyard of the Seattle Housing Levy-funded Stone Way Apartments in Wallingford, surrounded by current and former residents of levy-funded housing.
SEATTLE, WA - April 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Hundreds of volunteers will survey unsheltered homeless people in Seattle tonight to better understand the needs of people who are homeless and the barriers they face to finding permanent housing.