Letters from the community


August 22, 2018

A fresh look on housing

I have been studying Sasha Bentley’s website—SashaFor State, running for state legislator in District 14—and I’m excited how close we could be to tackling some of the housing issues in our area.

Sasha wants to “grow home rehabilitation loan programs for low income households in rural area,” among other housing initiatives. Elsewhere, cities and counties have offered these loans for years, at very low interest rates, repayable when the home is eventually sold.

I know of at least one other model: the Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities is funding a two-year pilot project in Cowlitz County, where low income seniors who need grab bars, ramps, stair rail...

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