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Wildfire victims offered quicker housing


The Washington State Housing Finance Commission has issued a waiver that allows victims of recent Washington wildfires to more quickly access housing across the state.

People displaced by the wildfires in the 11 counties and four tribal areas noted in the accompanying table, and who earn less than 60 percent of area median income, can now skip several time-consuming steps when applying for tax-credit apartments in Washington State. They can remain in the housing through Dec. 21 before having to reapply and meet the normal requirements.

“We hope this waiver helps people access housing more quickly so they can begin to rebuild their lives,” said Karen Miller, chair of the Housing Financ...

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