Resource Links

ARCH - A Regional Coalition for Housing

ARCH is an organization created by Eastside cities and King County to preserve and increase the supply of housing for low and moderate income households in East King County. ARCH assists households looking for affordable rental and ownership housing; provides financial support to groups creating housing affordable to low and moderate income households; and assists member governments in developing housing policies. The website contains information about what to do if you are having difficulty paying your mortgage or are facing a foreclosure.

They also have great information about Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs.) An ADU is a separate living unit, either inside, attached to or detached from the primary home on a property. These dwelling units are sometimes referred to as mother-in-law apartments. There are many benefits to having an ADU on your property.

ARCH may be able to help with a down payment so that you can buy a home or condo.

Please visit the ARCH website for more information or call 425-861-3676.


Salmon Habitat Conservation

Chinook salmon (also known as king salmon) are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. In WRIA 8, citizens, scientists, businesses, environmentalists and governments are cooperating on protection and restoration projects and have developed a science-based plan to conserve salmon today and for future generations. Funding for the salmon conservation plan is provided by 27 local governments in the watershed.

Salmon recovery in WRIA 8 is organized around the needs of two distinct chinook populations - Cedar River and Sammamish River - as well as the migratory and rearing corridors used by those populations. While particular actions may differ among those recovery areas, certain themes hold true throughout the watershed. For example, watershed-wide priorities include protecting forests, reducing impervious surfaces, managing stormwater flows, protecting and improving water quality, conserving water and protecting and restoring vegetation along streambanks. Watershed website