Spokane Housing Action Plan Working Group

PEER Homes is on the City of Spokane’s Housing Action Plan Working Group. The group is formulating a plan to help increase housing options that are affordable and accessible for people and families of all incomes. As Spokane grows, we are facing a gap in housing supply. The plan will provide a strategic approach toContinue reading “Spokane Housing Action Plan Working Group”

Residential Property Design Contest

We’re looking for bold mixed-use urban site ideas. The projects should be a dense blend of affordable/accessible housing (1bd/1ba, 2bd/1ba), pedestrian/bicycle-friendly place-making, retail/dining, and a small food market. Our favorite designs will incorporate underground parking, green/passive/living-house building concepts, ADA/universal design and accessibility, solar/geothermal power and HVAC, xeriscaping, rainwater catchment, food gardening, flexible outdoor space thatContinue reading “Residential Property Design Contest”

Housing Inequality

Housing inequality is a form of economic inequality marked by disparities in the quality of housing. Housing is recognized as a basic human right by the United Nations and by many national constitutions, as the lack of adequate housing has adverse consequences for individuals, families, communities, and societies. Spokane, Washington, has a history of systemicContinue reading “Housing Inequality”

Social Purpose Corporation

A new type of corporate business model is established under the WBCA, the “social purposecorporation.” A social purpose corporation, while subject to all provisions applicable toother corporations, must be organized to promote a general social purpose that is intended to positively affect certain constituencies. These constituencies must include one or more of: the corporation’s employees,Continue reading “Social Purpose Corporation”