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At the Planning Commission meeting on Monday, Olympia's Community Planning and Development Deputy Director, Tim Smith, presented a report on the development activity in the city, where it processes … more
Non-profit TOGETHER! is looking to provide more high school students experiencing housing instability with short-term housing through its Host Homes Program. Host Homes Program Director Tami … more
Olympia’s recent survey revealed what might be obvious to many residents: Homelessness is the top issue cited by respondents, with 85% saying that they are dissatisfied with housing and … more
... "we were so cold one night that I stood on a corner until I had enough money to go get us some food and a hotel room for a night" more
The Thurston Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 1, at 3:30 p.m. to discuss the Olympia Joint Plan update. The county reminded the public in a press … more
Senior Services for South Sound took the occasion of Tumwater’s celebration of the nonprofit’s golden anniversary to offer a solution for housing problems and seniors who need care. … more
Housing Authority of Thurston County (HATC) has acquired Tumwater Inn & Suites, HATC Executive Director Craig Chance told the Tumwater City Council on Tuesday, July 18. HATC plans to convert … more
Stan Taylor wants to be homeless. “I had a good childhood,” began the native of Sacramento, CA.  “I had a good family; we did a lot together; I couldn’t have asked for better.” more
Plans to convert the OYO Hotel into long-term housing for seniors and adults with disabilities have now been scrapped as the property has been acquired, Port of Olympia Acting Executive Director Rudy … more
On Tuesday, the Olympia City Council approved two resolutions regarding the establishment, operation, management, and maintenance of a tiny home village project on Franz Anderson Road. Housing … more
The Olympia City Council has approved a petition to vacate the alley referred to as the old Griswold building off Fourth Avenue between Adams and Franklin Streets that paves the way for a project to … more
Beat the summer heat while saving on energy costs with discounted ductless heat pump systems through the Energize Olympia Program. According to Climate Program Director Dr. Pamela Braff, … more
Crews from the City of Olympia and the Washington State Department of Transportation, directed by OlyMAP (Olympia Mutual Aid Partners), converged today at one of the homeless encampments off of … more
Olympia Housing and Homeless Response Director Darian Lightfoot reported that the city is making progress in meeting the housing demand of 12,000 units over 20 years. However, she mentioned that … more
Last Thursday, June 22, the Olympia Land Use and Environment Committee reviewed the new Rental Housing Registration program with a presentation of recommendations and discussions around inspections … more
The City of Olympia is currently considering an expansion of the 8-year Multifamily Tax Exemption (MFTE) program.  This optional program offers developers a pass on paying property taxes for … more
With a vote of 7-2, the Olympia City Council approved on Tuesday the first and final reading of the residential parking ordinance, which among other things, retains the current maximum of 1.5 spaces … more
Relocation of people from homeless encampments along I-5, particularly near Sleater-Kinney Road, to the new Maple Court enhanced shelter might begin next week. Lacey Planning and Development … more
Billy Kimbler has been homeless most of his life. Born in 1959 in the small town of Goldendale, he grew up in Yelm. more
Olympia’s City Council is set to approve two resolutions selling city-owned properties on Franz Anderson Road and Franklin Street to low-income home developers to construct 150 affordable units … more
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