State and Local Election Results Include Big Wins for Affordable Housing

Last week, voters across the country expressed overwhelming support for affordable housing. Voters in King County, Washington, approved another funding measure that would provide services for vulnerable populations such as the homeless, seniors and veterans, in the amount of $354 million over six years. In Charleston, S.C., voters approved a ballot measure that would provide $20 million in bond funding for affordable housing development, which is expected to create 800 new affordable units. And voters in the city of Ellensburg, Wash., approved an affordable housing tax. Read more about the uptick of affordable housing as a key topic of debate in elections across the nation, including Boulder, New York, and Raleigh, and how it could shape the mayoral debate in Atlanta.

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