Workforce housing for people making between minimum wage and a living wage is especially needed. By definition, they need help to make it. You can't rent a one-bedroom apartment on $10 an hour. The housing would be built state-wide. People would be able to work closer to their jobs. Nothing in this bill is particular to King County. No one is "paying off" non-profits. Non-profits are never run by government, but have volunteer community boards. The government agencies referenced are the local housing authorities, also separate from government. You are off-base in every particular.
Fact: Yes you can rent a one-bedroom apartment on $10 an hour, I've done it.
Fact: The houseing will be built statwide as long as their as the county is spelled King or one or two counties removed. A majority of the state will not see the money.
Non-profits are ran by the governent. They have to meet certain regulationas and the whatever government money they accept always has string attached.
Government agencies are government agencies...
And, this is not an excellent way to help contractors, I was one I know, and the reason I'm not now is in now way connected to the economy. The state will pass more fees, more charges and try to get rid of all but "state-approved" contractors. Those that the queen approve of.
IF the gov. were truely, truely wanting to help the people they would cut the bloated budget, which bring up the fact, that bonds are not free, there are charges associated with bonds. And as any businessman would tell you that you should not issue bonds when you have no money in the bank. It is just not good business practice.
And you tell me I'm offbase in everyway? Pray tell me how experienced are you as a contractor and know the ropes.
I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.
- John Wayne in the Shootist.