In the first stage of what will likely be a 15-year project, the Wenatchee Rescue Mission (WRM) is beginning two years of landscape renovation funded by an $8,089 grant from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources Urban and Community Forestry Program.

WENATCHEE — A public hearing on homeless housing is likely to occur next month after the Wenatchee City Council asked for an ordinance to help fund a potential sleep center and provide low-barrier housing.

Hipolito Guillen, lower left, a surveyor with Selland Construction, takes measurements under a wind machine at a former orchard between Nile and Mary streets, and Grant Road and Southeast 4th Street on Tuesday. Guillen said Maryhill East is being planned as a development of homes in the nearly 30-acre plot. It would be the next phase of Maryhill Homes development.

ROCK ISLAND — Randy Agnew moved to Rock Island when he was 12 years old. His parents wanted to live outside the bigger cities, and it was fairly inexpensive to buy a new house there on a decent-sized lot.

LEAVENWORTH — A $1.6 million grant is allowing the local housing authority to buy the Bavarian Village Apartments, which serve low-income families.

WENATCHEE — Chelan County is considering short-term vacation rental regulations, a process that has been in the works for more than two years. The draft proposal recommended by the County Planning Commission is currently in discussion by the Chelan County Commission, which has held two works…

NCW — While Pacific Appraisal Associate's Real Estate Snapshot report — released mid-June — revealed that the number of year-over-year home sales were down 33% across the Wenatchee Valley in May, that wasn’t necessarily representative of every real estate agency in the region.

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee City Council on Thursday approved a $15,000 grant for Powerhouse Ministries’ low-barrier homeless day shelter in East Wenatchee.

WENATCHEE — Rising rents and falling vacancy rates in NCW have put a strain on the area’s housing market, especially for people with low incomes. One in five renters in Chelan and Douglas counties now spends at least 50% of their income on rent, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

LEAVENWORTH — The Leavenworth City Council has unanimously passed building regulations to incentivize development and increase housing density.

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Corrected version: Counties served by HopeSource's award are Grant, Okanogan, Kittitas and Adams. A state Department of Commerce news release included an incorrect list.

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