More on Housing
Apr 8, 2017 In The News
Congressman Denny Heck is returning home to his South Sound district to conduct public meetings on two big topics: the federal budget and Russia’s connection to the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Mar 7, 2017 In The News
There are myriad agencies, committees, and task forces in the federal government that focus on an aspect of housing. From major institutions like the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs to the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, there are a lot of distinguished people who spend at least a portion of their professional lives thinking about housing.
Aug 19, 2016 In The News
Less than half of listings in the South Sound are affordable for homebuyers making the area’s median income of $60,000, according to new data from Zillow. For those income earners in the bottom third, only 19 percent of listings are affordable. That problem could be getting worse: The cheapest one-third of listings are also rapidly growing in price, further limiting lower-income buyers’ ability to purchase a home.
Aug 17, 2016 In The News
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Aug 15, 2016 In The News
The young and homeless in Tacoma come to McCormick Park during the day. "This is a place where we go to get rest," said 23-year-old Tomica White, who has been homeless since she was 11. For White, it is not a place she can stay at night.
Aug 15, 2016 In The News
Congress and local governments in Western Washington should give more money to programs that combat youth homelessness, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro said Monday. Castro was part of a panel with Democratic U.S. Rep. Denny Heck of Olympia and others in Fife discussing how best to help young people experiencing homelessness in Pierce, King and Thurston counties.
Jul 19, 2016 In The News
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Jul 8, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Reps. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) and Denny Heck (D-Wash.) today introduced new legislation to help homeowners make investments in their homes and save money on their electricity and water bills.
Apr 14, 2015 In The News
The U.S. House voted Tuesday to roll back safeguards aimed at protecting mobile-home buyers from predatory sales tactics and high-interest loans. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Olympia, voted against it, saying it was “about relaxing an awful lot of consumer protections among our most vulnerable population.”
Following news of the merger agreement between the Seattle Federal Home Loan Bank and the Des Moines Federal Home Loan Bank, Members of Congress from Washington called on FHFA Director Mel Watt to ensure the final agreement includes an equitable distribution of affordable housing funding in the region, preserves local access to services, and provides continued representation in leadership from the Pacific Northwest.