Out of Reach Report: The National Low Income Housing Coalition released the 2011 Out of Reach report. This annual report calculates the Housing Wage: the amount a person working full-time must earn to afford the Fair Market Rent on a modest two-bedroom unit. Out of Reach also calculates the number of hours one must work at the minimum wage and the average renter wage in order to afford typical rents. The Housing Wage for Washington State is $19.10 - while the typical renter wage is just $13.96. As this report details, housing is out of each for many in our state. To read the full report, click here.
Funding Awarded: Beacon Development Group will be working with Catholic Charities Housing Services of Eastern WA to build a 50-unit complex in downtown Spokane. The project will serve the chronically homeless and extremely low income people receiving state disability. To learn more about this project click here
Grand Opening--St. Martha Plaza Paul Purcell, President of Beacon Development Group, is all smiles at the grand opening of St. Martha Plaza in George, WA. Read more about this event at http://qvpr.com/articles/st-martha-opens-doors View a full description of this Family Farmworker Project in our Projects Gallery.