Addressing the housing and climate crises — together
When Washingtonians suffer through extreme weather events, those living in buildings built to the highest standards of energy code fare the best. And in this year of devastating climate-driven wildfires, and unprecedented and deadly heat waves and flooding, it has never been more necessary for everyone to have access to healthy, climate-ready and energy-efficient buildings, regardless of race or income.
The Seattle Times • December 23, 2021
Tax proposed on property sales over $5 million to fund LA's homeless housing
If approved by a majority of voters, the measure would create a 4% tax on properties sold for more than $5 million, and a 5.5% tax on properties sold for more than $10 million. "Homelessness and the housing crisis are at the top of mind for Angelenos, but we haven't seen our local government take the immediate and bold action that is needed," said Laura Raymond of the Alliance for Community Transit - Los Angeles.
ABC 7 News Los Angeles • December 17, 2021
Portland nonprofit pays 3 months' rent for single mom in recovery
With no income and two kids to support, Cook called Oregon's 211 helpline and was connected to Hacienda CDC.“ I called, I had an interview to talk about my rental assistance, how long I hadn't been working, just basic questions,” Cook said. “After I had answered all the questions… the guy actually told me that he wasn't going to pay just one month or two months, but he was going to pay three months of my rent.”
KGW 8 • December 22, 2021