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2021 House Bill 1070: Modifying allowed uses of local tax revenue for affordable housing and related services to include the acquisition and construction of affordable housing and facilities
Introduced by Rep. Cindy Ryu (Shoreline) (D) on January 11, 2021
Referred to the House Finance Committee on January 11, 2021
Substitute offered in the House on January 28, 2021
Expands the allowable uses of a portion of revenues from the local sales and use tax for housing and related services to include acquiring affordable housing, facilities providing housing-related services, behavioral health-related facilities, or land for these purposes.
Amendment offered by Rep. Tina Orwall (Des Moines) (D) on February 25, 2021
Rovides and clarifies that, among other priorities, a county that acquires a facility using funds from the local sales and use tax for housing and related services must provide the opportunity for, but not ensure that, 15 percent of units in that facility be provided to individuals who live in or near the city, or have ties to the community, in which the facility is located.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 25, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Cindy Ryu (Shoreline) (D) on February 25, 2021
Specifies that families, with children, who are homeless or at-risk of being homeless are an eligible population for whom affordable housing facilities providing housing-related programs using revenues raised from the local sales and use tax for housing and related services may be provided, subject to income requirements.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 25, 2021
Received in the Senate on March 1, 2021
Referred to the Senate Housing & Local Government Committee on March 1, 2021
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on March 17, 2021
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 14, 2021

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