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Envisioned as a pilot for a statewide “no-wrong-door access point” for youth at risk of homelessness, Lifeline was supposed to start helping young people across Washington by the end of June 2023. Instead, it publicly launched in a single county in August... more
On Tuesday, December 12, Olympia City Council approved amendments to its Multifamily Tax Exemption (MFTE) plan that would expand the program to include eastside and westside residential areas and … more
Zarrich and Lily were both 15 years old when an Our Ark street outreach team found them.  He was living under a bridge; she was living in an abandoned trailer; both were addicted to drugs. … more
The city’s proposed changes effectively guarantee that lower-income families will be segregated from living in buildings receiving taxpayer paid property tax exemptions.  more
The Franz Anderson permanent supportive housing project overcame the final hurdle with Lacey's approval of entering an interlocal agreement (ILA) with Olympia, Tumwater, and Thurston County.   … more
Tucked right behind one of Tumwater’s many strip malls sits Western Plaza Mobile Home Park, whose residents gathered inside the community’s clubhouse. Kyle Taylor Lucas hurried... more
Employees at several stores in the Hawks Prairie Village Mall claim there is more crime in the area since the July 5, 2023 opening of Lacey’s Maple Court Enhanced Shelter, located at 8200 … more
“Nickerson street is one of the last camps of the initial[ly] identified camps to be completely cleared and that should be finished by the end in two weeks' time by the end of November,” … more
Tumwater City Council pulled back an ordinance allowing overnight stays in public parks and other city properties from its agenda on Tuesday, November 21. The ordinance is primarily about … more
On its first reading, the Olympia City Council approved expanding the boundaries of the city's pedestrian interference ordinance further east to allow the Olympia Police Department (OPD) to respond … more
The Olympia City Council, on Tuesday, approved an ordinance establishing a rental housing registry and inspection program, which requires all rental property owners in the city to register their … more
The public hearing on the proposed additional residential areas for the Multi Family Tax Exemption (MFTE) program updates showed a significant disagreement among residents, who see the tax break as … more
Nisqually Tribe officials spoke with the Board of County Commissioners on Wednesday, November 8, to discuss the possibility of the county allowing the tribe to handle its own building permits in … more
Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 14, the Olympia City Council will hold a hearing to expand the Multifamily Tax Exemption (MFTE) to the Capital Mall Triangle Subarea and other areas. If they move … more
The Olympia City Council, on Monday, November 6, passed a resolution approving an interlocal agreement between Lacey, Tumwater, and Thurston County to support a permanent supportive housing project … more
The Thurston County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) authorized the sale of tax-title Property Number 12720220300 for $7500 during a meeting yesterday. This authorized the Thurston County … more
within the downtown commercial zone, homeless individuals can camp between midnight and 7 a.m. more
The Thurston County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) met with the Office of Housing and Homeless Prevention (OHHP) yesterday, November 2, to discuss its rent assistance survey results. Elisa … more
Olympia Site Plan Review Committee held a presubmission conference on a proposal to develop 36 multifamily units on Henderson Park Lot 4 at 2102 Henderson Park Lane SE that is part of a Binding Site … more
The clearing of encampments along Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) rights-of-way has been completed, Homeless Response Program Manager Keylee Marineau told the Board of … more
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