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Home in Tacoma Update

Home in Tacoma Update

In order to address housing shortages and increase access to affordable and attainable housing, we must provide more opportunities to create housing. To serve the community, we must adapt.

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Racial Disparities Workgroup 1

Racial Disparities Workgroup

The 2021 Washington legislative session saw decisions around equity, including a commitment to create and fund a workgroup to reduce racial disparities in Washington homeownership rates.

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Escalating Material Costs

Escalating Material Costs

Homebuilding is facing another critical barrier, and it's probably not what you’d guess. Lumber prices are seeing an unprecedented spike, and the industry is experiencing shortage of other building materials which also drive price hikes.

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2021 Priority Agenda

MFTE Program Updates

SB 5287 culminates this multi-year effort to extend and expands Washington State’s multi-family tax exemption (MFTE) program. 

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Ordinance 28747, Tacoma

Ordinance 28747, Tacoma

Tacoma City Council passed Ordinance 28747 enacting a 1/10 of 1% sales tax (a dime for every $100 spent) to support Affordable housing and behavioral health supports, including housing.

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Call to Action: Resolution 28747

Call to Action: Ordinance 28747

The City of Tacoma Council will hear Ordinance 28747 on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021. This would utilize their authority to impose a 1/10th of 1% sales tax to support affordable housing and mental health treatment…

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American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

This analysis of the American Rescue Plan was prepared by Habitat for Humanity International's Office of Government Relations and Advocacy, and highlights the significant housing assistance for homeowners and renters included in the bill.

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Councilmember Hans Zeiger on Housing

In part 1 of an interview series with newly seated Pierce County Councilmembers, we hear from Hans Zeiger (District 2).

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Habitat on the Hill

Habitat on the Hill

Habitat on the Hill is an important opportunity to serve as professional witnesses, joining with more than 700 colleagues from affiliates throughout the country. We came together to advocate for affordable housing and meet with…

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