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By David Pan
Mukilteo Beacon Editor 

Cities looking for ways to encourage more affordable housing


Last updated 10/8/2021 at 9:28am

Beacon photo by Brian Soergel

This development of homes under construction is on Seattle Hill Road in Mill Creek near the golf course.

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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