cuts in HUD programs

Due to cuts in other HUD programs, there will be reduced efforts to minimize children’s exposure to lead in older units, and decreased production of new affordable housing for low-income seniors and people with disabilities.



LIHI partners with Home Depot to build shelters at Nickelsville


The Jackson Street Nickelsville homeless encampment will be receiving sleeping structures and tent platforms tomorrow, courtesy of a partnership between the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) and The Home Depot Foundation.

LIHI and Home Depot have assembled a group of 80 volunteers, 65 of which are Home Depot Associates, to build a total of six tent platforms and three sleeping structures at the homeless encampment at 2020 S. Jackson Street. Volunteers are also slated to paint the encampment’s existing sleeping structures, install a new storage unit for food and donations, and build a play area for children.


ORCA LIFT – Reduced Fare. Increased Possibilities.


Get where you need to go. Pay a lot less to get there.

Now there’s a more affordable way to get to work, school, shopping, day care or anywhere else you need to go. It’s ORCA LIFT, a new, reduced transit fare that can help you get more out of your public transportation system.

Once you qualify for the ORCA LIFT program, you’ll receive an ORCA LIFT card registered to your name, with the same features every ORCA card has. You can load an E-purse value on your card to pay for trips one at a time, or load a discounted monthly pass that lets you take unlimited trips for an entire month. But what makes ORCA LIFT special is you have all the power and convenience of the ORCA card system at a fraction of the cost.

With the ORCA LIFT card, income-qualified riders can save up to 50 percent or more on:

Metro Transit buses
Kitsap Transit buses
Sound Transit Link light rail
King County Water Taxi
Seattle Streetcar

Visit teh ORCA LIFT website