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Violations of Federal Law by Tacoma Steel Shop Put Community on Brink of Labor...

Teamster warehouse workers, operators, and drivers at Northwest Steel and Pipe voted unanimously to strike last night.  The strike vote took place Tuesday evening outside the company’s facility in Tacoma

Family Tree & Lincoln Way Apartments Renovation Wraps With Grand Re-Opening

Mercy Housing Northwest will host the grand re-opening tomorrow of the now-renovated Family Tree Apartments in Everett and Lincoln Way Apartments in Lynnwood. The 199-unit rehab was financed by U.S. Bank to improve Seattle’s affordable housing options.

City awards $544,000 in matching funds for neighborhood projects

Today the City announced $544,761 in matching funds to support neighborhood-initiated projects across the city of Seattle. Twenty-nine community groups received awards from the Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) for projects as diverse as youth fitness ...

START OF CONSTRUCTION CELEBRATION FOR NEW TACOMA II SENIOR APARTMENTS IN TACOMA

Mercy Housing Northwest is celebrating the construction start of its newest affordable housing community, New Tacoma II Senior Apartments, on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., with a speakers program and a musical performance by sen...

Community Economic Revitalization Board announces nearly $1.7 million in grants and loans

Public investments to fund infrastructure development and economic feasibility studies in Cowlitz, Douglas, Franklin, and Jefferson counties

Permit center to improve service to meet seasonal spike in building

The Community Development Permit Center is adjusting operations to improve customer service during the 2015 construction season. Plans call for the permit center to reserve Wednesdays for appointments, animal licenses and payments starting March 25, a...

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider two properties in Denny Regrade neighborhood for landmark status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the National Cash Register Building at 1923-27 Fifth Ave. and the (old) IBM Building at 1929-33 Fifth Ave. on Wednesday, April 1 at 3:30 p.m. in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 Fifth...

Attorney General sues Grant County mobile home landlord for sham sales used to evade...

Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a complaint in Grant County Superior Court against Gary Chavers, owner of Sun & Sand Mobile Home Park in Mattawa, Wash., for forcing tenants to sign “purchase” contracts so that he could evade city hea...

Isabella Court, planned Vancouver senior housing project, secures critical LIHTC funding.

Following a $2 million Washington Housing Trust Fund award in December, the LIHTC commitment brings an important final piece of this planned Vancouver senior housing project’s funding puzzle into place.

14,000 Seattle homes just became eligible for big rebates

Fourteen thousand homes in north Seattle just became eligible for big rebates—average rebate $4,500—under the popular RainWise Program. A joint effort by Seattle and King County to fight water pollution, the RainWise Program offers rebates to cover...

1st Half 2015 Property Tax Statements mailed

Doug Lasher, Clark County Treasurer, announced that first-installment 2015 property tax statements have been mailed. Property tax statements include property tax levy amounts, special assessments, and certain fees. There were 94,852 statements mailed, ...

Powerful Neighborhoods Brings Energy Efficient Lights to 70,000 Homes

Seattle City Light's Powerful Neighborhoods conservation program has reached 70,000 customers in the past four years, saving enough energy to power nearly 2,800 homes and saving our customers about $2 million a year

Former DSHS employee charged with stealing more than $150K in unclaimed property

The Attorney General’s Office filed charges late yesterday against a former Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) employee for allegedly using his access to confidential state databases to commit identity theft and steal more th...

Public Hearing on Micro-housing Regulations Announced

Councilmember Mike O'Brienwill host a Public Hearing on the proposed micro-housing regulations proposed by the Seattle Department of Planning and Development. The Planning, Land Use and Sustainability (PLUS) Committee is considering legislation to impr...

Only two weeks left to apply to the Neighborhood Matching Fund for your community...

If your group needs funding to do a neighborhood project, the city’s Neighborhood Matching Fund may be able to help. However, you’ll need to be quick because the application deadline to the Small and Simple Projects Fund is Monday, June 2 at 5:00 p...

1st Half Property Taxes Due April 30

Doug Lasher, Clark County Treasurer, stated that first-half property taxes are due on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. “If you have not received your 2014 first-half tax statement or have lost it, you can visit our website at www.clark.wa.gov/treasurer or ...

Senator Murray Introduces Emergency Bill to Reverse New VA Policy Change that Has Shut...

U.S. Senator Patty Murray, a senior member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, on Thursday introduced emergency legislation that would reverse a sudden and largely unexplained Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) policy change that has restrict...

Attorney General’s legal action against Quality Loan Service results in payment to homeowners, delays...

SEATTLE - March 28, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Legal action taken by the Washington State Attorney General (AGO) against foreclosure trustee Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington (QLS) has stopped unfair and deceptive business practices. QLS is one ...

Council Hears Options for Foreclosure Prevention Strategies for Homeowners Struggling in Seattle

SEATTLE - March 27, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Councilmembers considered presentations specific to mortgage principal reduction and other foreclosure prevention programs for homeowners who are struggling in Seattle, and options to revitalize the commun...

Stewart named to King County Housing Authority board

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 7, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- King County Executive Dow Constantine has appointed TerryLynn Stewart to serve as a King County Housing Authority commissioner. Stewart was unanimously approved on Feb. 19 by the Metropolitan King ...

“American Winter” foreclosure documentary screening in Olympia, February 25

OLYMPIA - February 21, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Washington State Attorney General’s Office and the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions are pleased to announce the screening of the foreclosure documentary American Winter in Oly...

Annual Code Compliance Survey Underway

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 20, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- To help meet the City’s strategic goal of being a safe, clean and attractive community, the City of Tacoma’s Code Compliance Section is conducting its annual visual survey of the properties...

As families across Washington State find homes out of reach, hundreds gather in Olympia...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 28, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Widening inaccessibility to affordable homes and an increase in homeless young people across the state means these issues have become a huge priority for communities across the state.

Two Years Later, Foreclosure Fairness Act Continues To Help Struggling Homeowners

OLYMPIA - January 27, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Washington homeowners facing foreclosure can now access brochures about homeownership counseling and mediation services in 11 languages. The Washington State Legislature established the Foreclosure Fairn...

Annual Property Tax Foreclosure Auction

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 22, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Doug Lasher, Clark County Treasurer, announced that new this year, the annual Property Tax Foreclosure Auction will be held online via an Internet-based foreclosure auction provider called “bi...

Temporary Homeless Camp Permitting Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The City of Tacoma Planning Commission is seeking public comment on proposed land use regulations concerning a Temporary Homeless Camps Permitting Process. The proposal would amend the Tacoma Mu...

HOMELESS YOUTH: Murray Backs YouthCare Grant Application To Keep Doors Open

Washington, D.C. - January 9, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, in a letter to Acting Assistant Secretary George Sheldon, U.S. Senator Patty Murray, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Housing Subcommittee, urged the U.S. Department of Health and Hum...

Rep. Appleton to chair House Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- State Rep. Sherry Appleton (D-23rd, Poulsbo) has been tapped by her colleagues to chair the House committee on Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs. The panel is charged with con...

Washington Homeowners To Receive Assistance In Multi-State Ocwen Loan Servicing Settlement

OLYMPIA - December 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) Division of Consumer Services is pleased to announce a multi-state loan servicing settlement with Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, state Attorne...

Washington AG Ferguson holds Ocwen accountable for mortgage servicing wrongs through joint state-federal settlement

SEATTLE - December 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ocwen Financial Corporation of Atlanta, Georgia, and its subsidiary, Ocwen Loan Servicing, have agreed to a joint state-federal settlement with Attorney General Bob Ferguson, 48 additional states and th...

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