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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

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Sep 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Reps. Denny Heck (WA-10) and Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09) introduced the bipartisan Yes In My Backyard (YIMBY) Act, H.R. 4351, in the House. The bill encourages communities to prioritize measures that will increase housing supply and affordability.

Under the bill, local governments applying for federal housing development funds through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program would be required to report whether they have enacted policies to reduce counterproductive regulations that may affect affordability.

Sep 12, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Rep. Denny Heck (WA-10) joined Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) in sponsoring the bipartisan Build More Housing Near Transit Act, a bill that reforms transit-oriented development projects to better support housing development.
 
The Federal Transit Administration allocates over $2 billion annually to fixed-guideway transit projects, such as light rail, streetcars, and bus transit. Evaluations of funding allocations are not currently required to consider proximity to housing.
 
Jun 19, 2018 In The News
According to the basics of supply and demand, it is clear that Clark County is suffering from a housing shortage. Home prices have surged, vacant apartments are almost non-existent, and local builders say there is not enough available land for housing construction.
Jun 5, 2018 In The News
No wonder we see higher home prices, extremely low apartment-rental vacancy rates, and higher rent in Thurston County as buyers and renters look south for deals.
May 24, 2018 In The News
From credit for retirement pay for Reserve troops' maternity leave to tracking burn-pit exposure, the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act could bring comprehensive changes to the military
May 6, 2018 In The News
Are you interested in developing in Lakewood? Then you don’t want to miss the city of Lakewood’s annual Developer’s Forum, being held this year on June 14 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the McGavick Conference Center, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW in Lakewood.
Nov 1, 2017 Page

It is getting harder and harder to afford housing in the Puget Sound. Rents and home prices are leaping upward every year and they are well higher now than they were in the so-called housing bubble. Downtown Seattle is the epicenter but the effects have spread over the whole South Sound as well.

Oct 31, 2017 In The News
A bill introduced in the US Congress is proposing reforms to the reverse mortgage program of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in an effort prevent unfair foreclosures on seniors.
Oct 16, 2017 In The News
With the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families’ Housing America’s Families Forum coming up on November 15, HousingWire sat down with Rick Lazio, a former New York representative, to discuss the challenges in today’s housing market. HousingWire is a media partner for the event.
Oct 12, 2017 In The News
Speaking at a hearing before the House of Representatives on Thursday, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson directly addressed recent changes to the reverse mortgage program.