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Mayor Brown Commits to ‘HEART Fund’ for Affordable Housing in Spokane

At a Housing Assembly in Spokane, community leaders urged Mayor Lisa Brown to commit to using the city's 1590 affordable housing levy funds transparently and equitably as originally intended. After years of the funds being diverted, the HEART team successfully advocated to protect the $11 million for its purpose of increasing affordable housing. Speakers highlighted the toll of housing instability on students and detailed harsh realities facing Spokane's homeless population residing in shelters.

Redemption Church Looks for New Church Property, Cites High Crime Downtown

When people get off Interstate 90 at Division Street, they are greeted by the spire of Redemption Church at the corner on Second Avenue. Though the busy corner has been home to the church since it opened in 2014, rising crime in the neighborhood has led church leadership to list the church for sale so they can move to a different location.

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