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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

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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 high 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 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.
Sep 12, 2017 In The News
With more than 25 million Americans, including nine million children, facing housing insecurity each year, Make Room announced a bipartisan congressional effort to designate September as “National Month for Renters.
Jul 28, 2017 In The News
Tacoma Housing Authority will hold a formal grand opening on Aug. 7 for a 144-unit, affordable housing complex in the city’s Hilltop neighborhood. The complex enters the stock of lower-income housing options at a time when housing prices are rapidly outpacing income growth. “If it were food, we would have widespread malnutrition with pockets of starvation,” said THA Executive Director Michael Mirra.
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.