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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Report from the Board of County Commissioners


November 28, 2019

DAYTON—On Monday the Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution of intent to adopt legislation authorizing a Sales and Use tax to be used for affordable and supportive housing in accordance with SHB 1406.

The county’s associate planner Dena Martin told the commissioners this is not a new tax. Rather it is money the state already receives from the county, which will be reallocated to benefit supportive housing in the county. It is an additional source of funding to address housing needs, like rental assistance, help with utilities, and down payment assistance for people who meet a...

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