affordable housing Archives - Salish Current

Affordable housing opens for occupancy on Bellingham’s waterfront

April 10, 2024
Aria Nguyen

Eighty-three units have been added to city’s inventory — and what more is in the plan to meet housing needs?

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Beyond environmentalism: supporting Bellingham’s economic future

January 23, 2024
Garrett O'Brien

Commentary: Bellingham faces affordability challenges but also has an opportunity to set a new course: the upcoming comprehensive plan update allows for rebalancing.

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Keeping an eye on the San Juans in 2024

January 11, 2024
Minor Lile

As the new year begins, here’s a look at the issues and people to keep eyes on in San Juan County in the year to come.

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The challenging path for the unhoused to permanent housing

October 25, 2023
Matt Benoit

Game-changing supportive relationships and availability of affordable housing help overcome challenges for the unhoused.

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Reducing food waste: part of the food insecurity solution

October 8, 2023
Aria Nguyen

Food insecurity is a multifaceted issue with more than one cause — but managing food waste may be part of the solution.

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Bellingham mayoral candidates field forum questions in primary quest

July 14, 2023
Editorial Staff

What should be the way forward for downtown Bellingham vitality, a new jail, waterfront development and housing? Bellingham mayoral primary candidates offered responses in an online forum this week.

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Moving in: new affordable neighborhood celebrates in Friday Harbor

June 9, 2023
Nancy DeVaux

A fourth neighborhood of permanently affordable homes in Friday Harbor has celebrated completion, as a 40-unit rental project is in the planning stages.

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City seeks balance: housing needs and forest benefits

May 5, 2023
Clifford Heberden

Bellingham faces the challenge of building homes to meet housing needs while preserving trees for public and environmental health.

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Expectations are high, questions remain as waterfront neighborhood takes shape

April 28, 2023
Kai Uyehara

In early planning, Bellingham envisioned an urban village, public spaces, new jobs and low-income housing on the former GP property on Bellingham Bay. What’s actually in development?

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Home Trust selected to build San Juan affordable housing

April 21, 2023
Kathryn Wheeler

Lack of transparency dooms Favor 34 private financing proposal.

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Can we prevent homelessness?

March 31, 2023
John Dunne

Commentary: There are many reasons people become homeless — can it be prevented? Unequivocally, yes, says one close observer. Housing and income play into the complex causes.

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House-building is booming in Blaine

March 16, 2023
Kai Uyehara

Who’s building, who’s buying and who’s left out as construction takes off?

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By the numbers: wealth gap grows in the San Juan Islands

December 16, 2022
Kathryn Wheeler

A shortage of affordable housing, increasing affluence and tourism, and loss of island culture top lists of negative trends reported in the San Juan Islands.

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Review: Geography, zoning, economy play into the ‘why’ of homelessness

October 5, 2022
John Dunne

Review: Homelessness has stubbornly resisted efforts of cities and nonprofits to find solutions; a new book analyzes the reasons why.

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Funds secured for affordable housing on Port waterfront

April 28, 2022
Lauren Gallup

State funds have been secured for The Millworks, a multi-partner affordable housing project in Bellingham.

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Affordable housing—however defined—is in short supply in Skagit County

March 24, 2022
Lauren Gallup
Everyone’s versions of “affordable” housing are in high demand—and short supply—in steadily growing Skagit County.
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