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  • Seattle Project Saves Taxpayers $4 Million

    SEATTLE—An innovative supportive-housing development saved taxpayers more than $4 million over the first year of operation, according to a new study.

  • Field Report: A Roundup of Recent AffordableHousing Deals

    SEATTLE—The newest affordable housing development has a familiar name.

  • Washington Revises LIHTC Policies

    Several changes are in store for the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) program in Washington next year, including increasing the general pool to 70 percent.

  • Seattle Approves Big Housing Levy

    Seattle voters came through again, passing a seven-year, $145 million levy for affordable housing Nov. 3.

  • NYU Department of Philosophy

    In fall 2007, the New York University Department of Philosophy moved into its new home on the corner of Washington Place and Mercer Street. Selected by the dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science and a group of philosophy professors at the university, the internationally recognized firm Steven Holl...

  • How Hills Tamed HUD

    WASHINGTON, D.C.— When Carla Hills took over the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 1975, nobody expected her to be a hero for housing.

  • 2008 Readers' Choice Awards

    AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE readers have weighed in to select the nation's top affordable housing projects in 10 categories, plus an overall winner. Broadway Crossing in Seattle, developed by Capitol Hill Housing, took the top honors.

  • Diversity by Design

    SEATTLE—The $44 million Seola Crossing at Greenbridge, developed by King County Housing Authority (KCHA), is a planned community that looks anything but. Where once stood a drab row of identical gray duplexes, now stretches a happy mix of architectural styles in bold colors.

  • Broadway Crossing Serves Community

    SEATTLE—In April 2007, a young married couple moved into Broadway Crossing after four years of living in motels and homeless shelters. Both Melissa Ellis and Dan Walker were recovering from methamphetamine addiction. Their son, Rowan, was just 2 months old.

  • Hope for the Chronically Homeless

    SEATTLE—With 75 units, the $15 million Evans House is a small step toward King County's goal of creating 2,900 units of housing over a 10-year period to end homelessness. However, with 35 units reserved for people who have just been released from a state psychiatric hospital and backed by extensive...