New low-income Hillyard housing to be dedicated to local advocate
SPOKANE, Wash. — A new housing development planned for the Hillyard area will be dedicated to and named after Jayne Auld.
Auld dedicated her life to serving low-income people and families here in Spokane and was instrumental in developing the non-profit Spokane Housing Ventures (an organization that serves the low-income housing needs of the Spokane community).
After Jayne’s passing, the Spokane Housing Ventures staff was determined to honor her memory. They started the Jayne Auld Memorial Fund and just announced their latest project the Jayne Auld Manor.
The Jayne Auld Manor will house workforce families in a 38-unit, three story apartment building and five duplex buildings. The property located in the Hillyard Neighborhood at 2830 E. Francis is 1.8-acres and near resources and amenities that could benefit families, including Arlington Elementary School, Harmon-Shipley Park and the Hillyard Aquatics Center.
Spokane Housing Ventures has secured funds from the City of Spokane: a $320,000 U.S. Housing and Urban Development forgivable loan through its Home Investment Partnerships Program and a $388,850 HUD Community Development Block Grant.
This project will also benefit from the City’s Multi-Family Tax Exemption.
The Jayne Auld Manor also received additional funding from the Washington Housing Trust Fund and the Washington State Housing Finance Commission.
The city says it’s ecstatic to be a part of a project that will not only house families, but connect them to vital resources that will help them succeed.
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