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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WENATCHEE — A developer planning to build 52 townhouses in No. 2 Canyon will need to revise the public benefit and unit density sections of his application before the project can move forward to the hearing examiner.

WENATCHEE — Local officials are hoping to use the nationwide point-in-time homeless count on Jan. 24 as an opportunity to address the immediate needs of unsheltered people in Chelan and Douglas counties.

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