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County leaders propose to authorize affordable housing funding

Proposal would more than double funding over next 5 years


Last updated 12/5/2021 at 6:03pm

On Wednesday, Snohomish County leaders—including Executive Dave Somers, Council Chair Stephanie Wright, and Council Vice Chair Megan Dunn—proposed to authorize new funding for affordable housing through a 0.1% sales tax, as allowed under HB 1590.

Using existing federal, state, and local resources, Snohomish County anticipates being able to construct and acquire 222 new units of affordable housing in the next five years.

Authorizing this new source of critically needed funding would help support the creation of a projected 300 new units of affordable housing over that same time, more tha...

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