TACOMA, WA – The median price of homes sold in March was just under $350,000 in Pierce County, but it's also worth noting how much rents continue to rise in Tacoma and the surrounding area. Multiple reports show they are continuing to go up following a hefty year-over-year increase of more than 8 percent from 2016 to 2017. Amid all this, Home1, a national campaign is pushing to spread the word about the housing crisis.
“For the first time in our nation’s history, people with good jobs can’t afford homes,” Stephen Whyte, founder and managing director of Seattle-based Vitus, said in a statement for Home1’s launch. “In my 25 years in affordable housing development, I have seen this issue grow from a conversation into a full-blown national crisis."