Tacoma Approves New Sales Tax for Affordable Housing

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Combos. Charlie Harder tells us how much it'll be. The city starts collecting the extra 1/10 of 1% tax on July 1st that brings the total sales tax into coma to 10.3%. Council member Chris Beall says the money will help people who are struggling to find a place to live really comfort. We're doing this. I I just think it's kind of a landmark moment here. That really can't be underscored that we have not had a sustainable source of funding like this for Housing Trust fund or economic development, Harvard or anything like that The money will be used to buy or build affordable housing, as well as getting people mental and behavioral health treatment. It's expected to bring in an extra $5 million a year in revenue. The Tacoma sales tax will be among the highest in the state. Charlie Harder Come Oni Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

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