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The Thurston Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved housing contracts and contract amendments with 11 nonprofit organizations to distribute Consolidated Homeless Grant Inflationary Funds … more
Olympia senior planner Joyce Phillips provided an overview of the city's plans to update its land use codes and regulations to comply with new state laws and further the goal of increasing housing … more
At Olympia's Land Use and Environment Committee meeting on Thursday, October 26, consultants recommended a comprehensive strategy to address the city's affordable housing challenges, emphasizing the … more
Olympia aims to secure a $10-million grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to increase homeownership opportunities for low-income individuals. Jacinda Steltjes, the … more
How much money needs to be repeatedly thrown at dealing with the issue of homelessness? Apparently there is no cap. Millions continue to be spent and new dollars allocated for programs that show very … more
Three community members spoke against the expansion of the Multi-Family Tax Exemption (MFTE) program, which they said was a tax shift subsidizing developers at the expense of the homeowners. On … more
The Tumwater Planning Commission shared updates on their 2025 Comprehensive Plan – with a focus on conservation, climate, and development code updates – yesterday, October 24. more
The Lacey City Council officially voted to authorize its city manager to sign the interlocal agreement (ILA) for the coordinated implementation of the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan (TCMP). … more
At Tuesday, October 17's Olympia City Council meeting, community member Gary Altman expressed frustration with the growing homeless encampment near his 911 Fifth Avenue SE residence. Altman, who … more
Thurston County residents are reminded that the deadline for paying the second half of their 2023 property taxes will be on Tuesday, October 31. For the convenience of taxpayers, there are four … more
Olympia held a 30-day public comment period for the draft Capital Mall Triangle Subarea Plan with feedback from community members who participated, giving strong support for the intensive … more
Thurston County encourages community members to prepare for the coming winter’s possible floods as part of its Flood Awareness Week, which is this week. According to its press release, … more
South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity (SPSHH) has partnered with a solar power company to power its housing projects. According to a press release, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) awarded SPSHH with a … more
Born in Kennewick, Washington 63 years ago, Mark Rendon moved to Lacey when he was five years old. “I had a good upbringing,” he began.  “My dad was an auto mechanic, and … more
“I met some people I thought were cool and decided to hang out with them.  They busted out some drugs, and I thought, ‘Why not?’” he related.  more
Most of those who answered Lacey’s survey on Manufactured Home Park (MHP) residents said 45% or more of their income went toward monthly housing costs, Lacey Housing Coordinator Jennifer Adams … more
Recognizing that persistent houselessness poses a significant threat to the public health and safety of the entire community, the Olympia City Council declared a continuing public health emergency … more
Note to Reader:  What you are about to read is one homeless woman’s account of why she is homeless.  This individual consented to the interview and could refuse to answer any … more
When he was about seven years old, Darin Edwards enjoyed going with his father to the family’s beach house in Gig Harbor.  Built in 1916 by his great, great, great grandfather, the … more
Olympia has presented its updated One Community Strategic Plan to guide the city's response to housing and homelessness for the next five years. At the city council meeting on Tuesday, September … more
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