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Cost of Home Conversation 2

Cost of Home Conversation

Join Tacoma Habitat and host Jason Gauthier for a Cost of Home Conversation with Pierce County Council Members Ryan Mello and Hans Zeiger, recorded on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

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2021 Advocacy Review 1

2021 Advocacy Review

A look back on what was accomplished in the advocacy arena in 2021, starting with the virtual legislative session, looking at Home in Tacoma, and how the American Rescue Plan Act funding impacted our communities.

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2021 Priority Agenda

2022 Legislative Priorities

The Washington legislature begins their 2022 short session on January 10th. Coming off three very successful years in Olympia, Tacoma Habitat looks forward to our work in 2022 to advance a bold agenda in support…

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Gov. Inslee's Housing Investment

Inslee’s Housing Investment

Last week, from a Habitat for Humanity build site in King County, Governor Inslee announced his budget’s proposed $800 million budget investments in housing and homelessness.

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Pierce County Budget

Pierce County Budget

The Pierce County Council wrapped up its 2022-23 budget last week. As part of it’s $200 million investment in housing and homelessness services the County allocated $65 million of its American Rescue Plan Act funding…

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Cost to Build Comparisons

Cost to Build Comparisons

A quick comparison on our cost to build against 2020 reveals both expected and yes, startling, news. Looking at just four material elements of the home building process shows costs increased between 53-93%.

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Pierce County ARPA Allocation 1

Pierce County ARPA Allocation

Pierce County Council allocated its final ARPA funding, earmarking funds to prevent home foreclosure and grow housing counselor capacity in Pierce County. This will provide access to more than $170 million of mortgage assistance funds.

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Biennial Budget Agenda

Biennial Budget Agenda

Review of Tacoma Habitat's Pierce County Biennial Budget Agenda for 2022-2023, including the creation of an affordable housing fund, funding for impact fee waivers, and a capacity building fund.

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American Rescue Plan Act Update

American Rescue Plan Act Update

Tacoma Habitat works closely with local jurisdictions to to give voice to both the concerns of foreclosure and access to affordable homeownership opportunities and advocating for ARPA funding distributions in support of housing solutions.

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