Seattle attempts to tackle housing discrimination

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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 . . . → 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

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