Larsen and DelBene to Meet with HUD to Press Affordable Housing Issue for Snohomish County

Nov 30, 2012 Issues: Social Services

WASHINGTON—Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, and Rep. Suzan DelBene, WA-01, will meet with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today to press the agency to correct a public housing issue in Snohomish County. Larsen and DelBene requested the meeting with Assistant Secretary Sandra Henriquez to challenge a HUD decision that is preventing the Housing Authority of Snohomish County from improving 210 housing units in 14 different properties.

The Housing Authority of Snohomish County wants to transfer 210 units of public housing into more financially stable voucher-based units. The authority has not yet gained HUD approval after repeated requests. The authority asked Larsen and DelBene to assist.