Renton Landlords evicting Section 8 tenants

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Renton, Washington: The number of low-income families being forced out of their homes in Renton just keeps climbing.

There are now close to 70 names on the eviction list, at several different apartments.

Many of those being evicted are single moms, and all of them rely on government . . . → Read More: Renton Landlords evicting Section 8 tenants

Seattle attempts to tackle housing discrimination

The Problem

In Seattle, a bloated private housing market, inflated by a thriving economy, is pricing out a growing population of homeless and low-income residents.

The Solution

This piece of legislation was suggested by Mayor Ed Murray’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda task force.

When it goes into effect next year, it will create a . . . → Read More: Seattle attempts to tackle housing discrimination

Seattle to assist low income with utilities

10,000 low-income Seattle Housing Authority households to receive utility assistance

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) Director Andrew Lofton announced proposed changes to the Utility Discount Program (UDP) to auto-enroll more than 10,000 low-income Seattle Housing Authority households.

The announcement puts the City on track to surpass the Mayor’s goal to double . . . → Read More: Seattle to assist low income with utilities

Peninsula Housing Authority groundbreaking Self Help homes

Peninsula Housing Authority breaking ground on Mutual Self-Help homes

At 5:30 p.m, the Peninsula Housing Authority will be breaking ground on five new homes in the Phoenix Addition in Port Townsend on the 2400 block of Eddy Street, off Hastings Avenue.

This is the first group of homes to be built by families in Port Townsend under the Mutual Self-Help . . . → Read More: Peninsula Housing Authority groundbreaking Self Help homes

King County Housing Authority opened the online application process

The King County Housing Authority will open the online application process at 6 a.m. Wednesday.

The applicants will be put in a lottery to decide who is added to the 2,500 person wait list.

Those selected will know by March and could have the first vouchers by April.

. . . → Read More: King County Housing Authority opened the online application process

King County Housing Authority resumes issuance of Section 8 rental assistance vouchers

Good news for those on the housing waiting list of King Country. The

This map shows the incorporated and unincorporated areas in King County, Washington, highlighting Seattle in red. It was created with a custom script with US Census Bureau data and modified with Inkscape. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Housing Authority . . . → Read More: King County Housing Authority resumes issuance of Section 8 rental assistance vouchers

Section 8 Fraud in Seattle

Lyudmila Shimonova has a $1272 voucher in Seattle, Washington for her and her two children.

She also receives a monthly Social Security check as well as TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families).

The problem?

She does not financially qualify for any of it.

In fact, those Housing Authority was actually making payments for her husband . . . → Read More: Section 8 Fraud in Seattle

King County Section 8 Website Tool

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The King County Housing Authority has a nifty website tool that allows you look up your lottery number on the Section 8 Waiting List.

The following tool will allow applicants to search for their lottery number. Please make sure the information entered matches . . . → Read More: King County Section 8 Website Tool

Position Available on the Housing Authority of Mason County Board of Commissioners.

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Applicants wanted to fill a position on the Housing Authority of Mason County Board of Commissioners.

The Housing Authority administers vouchers through the HUD Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

The Authority also is the owner/manager of Pine Garden Apartments, Goldsborough Cove Apartments, Fairmont Cove Apartments, and the Kneeland Park . . . → Read More: Position Available on the Housing Authority of Mason County Board of Commissioners.