Following is a selection of news articles highlighting ARCH and local housing issues. Where available, links are provided to the source document. A link to an archive of articles is found at the bottom of the page.
ARCH and Housing News
Senior can apply for affordable rental apartments in Redmond Construction is well underway on the Providence John Gabriel House, an affordable senior housing project located at 8632 160th Ave NE. Applications will be available for prospective residents starting on Oct. 31. Individuals must meet certain income and age qualifications in order to submit an application for housing.
Affordable housing strategies scrutinized by Bellevue Council The Bellevue City Council took a hard look at what the city was doing for affordable housing at its public study session on Tuesday.
Helen Leuzzi, passionate advocate for homeless Eastside women, died at age 55 She fought through her own illnesses to help meet the needs of homeless women on the Eastside, founding The Sophia Way, a shelter in Bellevue.
Affordable housing, homelessness demand regional action The city of Seattle cannot, on its own, solve the Puget Sound region's twin problems of homelessness and disappearing of affordable housing. These are regional issues that across city boundaries and demand regional solutions.
City of Redmond brings Hay aboard to help the homeless Kent Hay believes that if people are going to pull themselves out of bad situations to be productive members of their communities, there needs to be alternatives and options in place to help them to do so.
Low income families in Bellevue won't be evicted for high-end housing Dozens of families facing eviction learned Friday that the King County Housing Authority had stepped in to purchase their apartment complex in Bellevue to retain for low-income residents.
Seattle's Union Gospel Mission helps open BelRed Family Resource Center As homelessness has become more visible in Redmond and throughout the Eastside, more organizations and agencies have been doing what they can to address the issue.
Council eyes Eastgate for permanent homeless shelter The Bellevue City Council took the first step in moving toward a permanent homeless shelter in Bellevue at Monday's council meeting when it voted unanimously to approve a letter of agreement between the city and King County.
McBride focused on affordable housing, tolling rules and public records When Joan McBride (D-Kirkland) decided to run for a state legislator position two years ago, it was because she was concerned what was happening at the state level.
City launches website, campaign to address homelessness The city of Redmond is continuing its work to address homelessness in the community with a new website and campaign.
This is how much more you'd have to pay for a home near light rail This findings could be a sign of what's to come as the Puget Sound area considers a massive transit expansion along with new homes near stations.
Regional council warns 5 King County towns they're growing too fast In several small cities in King County, 20-year plans have been rejected by the regional planning authority because the cities want to grow too much.
Bidding wars: homebuyers fight to pay more for Seattle homes Across the Seattle metro area, about 75 percent of home sellers have received multiple offers so far this year. That pushed the majority of homes to sell above their list price, and have left many buyers frustrated and shellshocked by a process that's often swift and secretive.
The Housing Development Consortium (HDC) is kicking off King County's first-ever Affordable Housing Week, alongside partners from across the County, to highlight the current need and potential policy solutions for preserving and creating affordable housing in cities all throughout King County.
Seattle condos: short supply puts extra squeeze on housing market Condos are fairly rare in the Seattle area's housing market. Some who might opt for a condo wind up competing for more prevalent single family homes, driving prices higher.
The hidden homeless: families in the suburbs Zach Weber, a single father, and his four kids are part of a growing problem. More than 35,000 students in Washington were homeless at some point last year, and many were in suburban districts such as Edmonds and Mukilteo.
Developers use innovative strategies to deliver affordable housing As Seattle and the region search for ways to produce and retain affordable housing, these four developments backed by private capitals are examples of different strategies that have worked.
Today's luxury's apartment could be tomorrow's affordable housing Seattle's boom in high-end apartments may actually be helping the city's affordability because of a "filter-down" effect as building age, some say. The key to easing rents? Keep building, they advise.
UW Bothell plans dorm near neighborhood: "We were completely blindsided" People who live near the UW Bothell campus are upset about a proposal to build a dorm for 500 students 60 feet from their backyards. They worry about noise, lights and the inevitable behavior of young adults away from home for the first time.
King County steps up effort to ease rise in homelessness King County Executive Dow Constantine announces new initiatives to address homelessness in the South and East King County, where the One Night Count found a big increase in people sleeping outside.
Low, moderate income residents feeling housing squeeze in east King Housing in King County is in high demand and low to moderate income residents are feeling the crunch.
How the region can work together to tackle affordable housing Puget Sound cities and counties must work together to tackle the region's lack of affordable housing. One way is to establish a loan program to build new homes for low income residents.
"We were very close to being homeless": Young family gets new start through Hopelink Laura Vigness-Evjen said Hopelink helped her and her children avoid homelessness. The nonprofit is one of the 12 organizations making a difference with The Seattle Times Fund For the Needy.
Teardown town: 1,500 small houses replaced by giants since 2012 More than 450 were replaced by homes triple the size, or bigger.
Are you living alone? You're not alone People living alone have long made up a major part of Seattle's households, in Census Bureau sorting. Now the rest of the county has caught up, with solo dwellers bumping married couples with no children under 18.
South Kirkland Transit Oriented Deveopment Wins VISION 2040 Award ARCH, Bellevue, King County and Kirkland have won a 2015 VISION 2040 Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council for the South Kirkland Transit Oriented Development project. The awards recognize innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.
Local group to tackle affordable housing concerns A local man has teamed up with the Downtown Action to Save Housing (DASH) to get public feedback and information to help problem-solve the city's affordable housing issues.
Redmond Task Force on homelessness releases report The City of Redmond's citizen Task Force on Homelessness recently released a report with recommendations on how to address visible homelessness through the city.
Redmond groundbreaking for affordable senior housing facility As local and regional officials spoke last Friday morning, the people assembled in a large grass area of Redmond surveyed the scene and were imagining what the space will look like about a year from now.
"Desperately needed": church provides safe parking spaces for homeless A Kirkland church has opened its parking lot to homeless families living in their cars. It's a low-cost lifeline but has only been duplicated a handful of times.
Affordable housing vanishes as Eastside grows richer With rents and home prices skyrocketing, low-income housing advocates say the Eastside should be doing more to create affordable housing for its residents.
Low income housing comes to Bellevue, fills up fast What were supposed to be market rate apartments are now some of the first affordable housing units in Bellevue, but they're in such high demand they're already full--and they just opened.
August Wilson Place is open in Bellevue The Low Income Housing Institute will hold a grand opening for August Wilson Place, a 57-unit apartment project in Bellevue named for the Pulitzer Prize winning African American playwright.
Living where you work isn't easy for Eastside teachers There's no disputing that education is highly valued on the Eastside. But if you're thinking of becoming a teacher there, you should know this: It's likely you won't be able to afford a house in the community you serve.
Landlord took chance on homeless family: 'you have come a long way' A personal story of a homeless mother and her two boys and how they were turned down by landlords due to her past substance abuse problems and criminal history. This is one of the many interviews StoryCorps recorded in 2014 and 2015 with families experiencing homeless in the Puget Sound area. Click here to hear other personal stories.
Growing number of seniors find themselves homeless Growing number of seniors have been forced to choose between groceries and a roof over their head.
City hosts meeting to begin community conversation on area's homeless population On March 12, about 100 members of the greater Redmond community - from residents to business owners to members of local advocacy groups and churches - and about 20 members from the City of Redmond staff filled the Bytes Cafe at City Hall to address homelessness in the area.
Affordable housing: Pressure mounts on Mayor Murray Business people and activists are pushing in opposite directions on several issues, including a proposed fee on developers and local rent control.
Suburbs' red tape can shut out tent cities Camp Unity, one of two tent encampments for the homeless on the Eastside, was scrambling for a new location last week when St. Jude Catholic Church in Redmond offered to host the tent city for the next three months.
Editorial: Bellevue should use tax breaks to encourage housing options The Bellevue City Council is moving forward on adopting a multifamily tax exemption (MFTE) that would give housing developers a tax break for including income-restricted units in their buildings.