By David Pan 

Cities looking for ways to encourage more affordable housing

 

Last updated 10/14/2021 at 1:22pm

Brian Soergel

This house on Sixth Avenue South is Edmonds in 100 years old. Many older homes in the city are being torn down and replaced by modern single-family homes, as well as condos and apartments.

Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series on real estate in Snohomish County, with a focus this week on the need for affordable housing.

The steady rise in housing prices impacts just about every resident in one way or another.

First-time homebuyers often find themselves priced out of the market, and are forced to consider locating further and further away from their employers. Older adults, living on fixed incomes, struggle to pay their property taxes and upkeep on their dwellings.

Restaurant workers and others in the service industry often end up paying a high percentage of...



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