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Affordable housing projects moving forward in Yakima

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YAKIMA, WA - For their July 19th business meeting, the Yakima City Council approved contracts worth $874,000 with two local organizations to provide affordable housing. Under the contracts, Yakima Valley Partners Habitat for Humanity will build four new homes and the Yakima Housing Authority will rehabilitate 10 of its rental units. 

Monthly mortgage payments from low to moderate-income families who reside in the four new homes will be deposited into a revolving fund that will be used to build more Habitat houses in the area.

The Council also approved $450,000 for the Yakima Housing Authority to rehabilitate 10 units it owns at various locations in Yakima that are collectively known as "Pioneer Plaza", and it is estimated to cost about $45,000 to renovate each unit. 

"The City has long and successful partnerships with both Yakima Valley Partners Habitat for Humanity and the Yakima Housing Authority," said Archie Matthews, manager of the City's Office of Neighborhood Development Services. "These two projects represent yet another opportunity for the City to join forces with well-established organizations that have strong track records of providing safe, clean, affordable housing in our community."