Council Member Burke to Join Tenant Town Hall

Council Member Kate Burke, 509.625.6275

Monday, June 17, 2019 at 2:19 p.m.

Council Member Kate Burke, Tenants Union of Spokane, Spokane Area Tenants United and tenants of the Vintage Apartments are hosting a Tenant Town Hall. The Town Hall meeting is at the Vintage Apartments, 43 E. Weile Ave., on Thursday, June 20, at 6 p.m.

The Vintage Apartments are a tax credit building with many disabled and low income tenants. A recent rent increase of over $100 a month (or more) has brought on this event. Tenants say that this rent increase is basically an eviction because they will have no way to pay.

“Spokane has been facing rising housing costs that are unsustainable for many of our residents,” said Council Member Burke. “While this type of rent increase that could leave 200 people without a home is not out of the norm, it is still shocking. We need to ensure that residents have housing stability in Spokane.”