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An intense, challenging, fun year: Goodbye from the housing reporter
Katie Hayes wrote about the “absurd and creatively cruel issues that struggling renters face.” But she has hope, too.
Even after housing ‘nightmare,’ new tenants pay more at Grand Apartments
Dimension, a real estate company, bullied longtime tenants and ignored urgent requests for repairs, former residents said.
At Greater Trinity Academy, educators are ‘teaching through the trauma’
They aren’t just here to play and color. The south Everett early learning center aims to show kids: “I can learn anything.”
County aims for denser, more affordable ‘missing middle’ homes
The County Council eased zoning restrictions to encourage townhomes and denser development.
Outdoor classroom in Everett offers kids lessons ‘in the dirt’
The Tomorrow’s Hope program is a chance “to see the amount of work that goes into getting a salad,” says a trainer.
Thousands in county qualify for housing help — but don’t get it
Meanwhile, skyrocketing rent and real estate prices have made it impossible for many residents to afford a home here.
In dire search for housing, mother asks: ‘How much worse can it get?’
Melinda Parke and her 8-year-old son with autism can’t find emergency housing in Everett. It’s been nearly five months.
Snohomish County early learning centers receive $4M to expand
Centers in Everett, Lynnwood and Bothell have new funding to enroll another 220 early learners.
Snohomish, Everett robotics teams headed to world competition
The Sonic Squirrels’ robot can climb monkey bars and drive autonomously. “Everything has to be built from scratch.”
For sale by nonprofit: 150 low-income apartments for seniors
Leaders at the Stilly Valley Center in Arlington say they won’t sell unless the buyer commits to keeping things as is.
For Ukrainian couple, ‘a dead end no matter where I try to go’
Davyd Klimov, originally from Ukraine, is helping his wife escape from afar.
Everett Housing Authority buys 381 apartments — its biggest purchase yet
The agency bought Huntington Park Apartments in south Everett for $118 million to help keep them affordable.
Everett School District opens new ‘Family Resource Center’
The center will help the district’s homeless families and connect them to resources.
Lawsuit: Everett hospital hid ‘charity care’ in the fine print
State law requires hospitals to absorb costs for the poorest patients. It might as well have been a secret, advocates say.
‘Great Resignation’: Many career shifts in Snohomish County
“I was angry, and in hindsight, I’m sure that was stress,” said Mary Goetz, who retired from her job as a nurse.
Rental assistance applications closed for now
Snohomish County expects up to $21 million for the next round of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
AG seeks refund for low-income Providence, Swedish patients
Some patients are legally entitled to free hospital care or discounts. Here’s a rundown of who is eligible.
Housing Hope, Edmonds schools plan family housing in Lynnwood
The nonprofit will lease land from the school district to house about 50 families, including people now “couch-surfing.”
Housing Hope to build affordable housing near Edmonds church
The nonprofit housing developer is planning 52 apartments for homeless and low-income households.
Lake Stevens woman knits 175 scarves, donates to homeless
Vicki Wahl, 78, makes the scarves annually, ahead of the county’s Point-in-Time count.