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Snohomish County authorizes affordable housing effort

Will more than double affordable housing production over next 5 years


Last updated 12/17/2021 at 12:18pm

The Snohomish County Council on Wednesday voted to raise the sales tax to increase the stock of affordable housing in Snohomish County.

Executive Dave Somers will sign the ordinance. Collection of the 0.1% ($0.01 per $10 purchase) will start in April 2022.

Supporters said that authorizing this new source of funding will support the creation of a projected 300 new units of affordable housing over the next five years, more than doubling the current production rate and increasing the total new affordable housing units to 522.

It would also create at least 100 new units of bridge and permanen...

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