A Year of Housing Solutions
For 75 years, SHBA members have pioneered solutions to housing issues and have been instrumental in shaping the vibrancy of the Spokane community. Now, more than ever, we continue to build for a future where the American Dream of homeownership is possible for all Spokane residents. Build for the future with us.
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The housing crisis is complex. But the solutions don’t have to be. Our year-long conversation around housing solutions focuses on policies and programs that work.
Years of funding cuts to career and technical education in schools have robbed us of a generation of skilled workers. SHBA’s solutions to the workforce shortage include our workforce development program—Frame Your Future—and advocating for policies like the regional apprenticeship programs bill, which would create a skills center for high schoolers in Eastern Washington and increase access to apprenticeship programs.
More than just the American Dream, owning a home is one of the most viable ways for Americans to build wealth. Yet, in Washington, we have the fewest housing units per household of any state, and it's only getting worse. To reverse this trend and make housing more affordable, SHBA advocates for pro-housing policies that increase available housing units and help more families and individuals transition from renting to owning a home.
Sustainability & Energy Efficiency
Policies that eliminate energy choice in the name of energy efficiency often have the opposite effect, increasing the amount of energy being used in homes AND the cost of energy to homeowners. SHBA advocates for smart energy efficiency practices and policies that actually reduce carbon emissions and don’t drive up the cost of housing.
Growth & Density
Homebuilders know that a streamlined, transparent permitting process makes housing more affordable and benefits entire communities. SHBA advocates for policy reforms that will encourage, not deter, homebuilding.
Advocacy in Action
Redistricting of Spokane
After every census, based on population growth, every jurisdiction must undergo modifications to their voting districts. We refer to this…Read More
Spokane’s Cooling Housing Market?
Spokane’s housing market is currently wavering on the razor’s edge of too hot to handle, and too cold to hold.…Read More
Elections Have Impact
Every election has an impact on your life… but the 2022 County Commissioner Races will be especially impactful. Why…Read More