Spokane now has a roadmap for creating more affordable housing, rehabilitating problem properties and helping the city develop diverse neighborhoods.

Mayor David Condon’s task force on housing quality presented a draft report Wednesday with recommendations for ensuring the city has a range of quality housing options available as it continues to grow.

The report comes as Spokane is facing a hot real estate market and historically low rental vacancy rates, both of which have advocates concerned about options for low-income people seeking places to live. Spokane is also home to about 1,400 abandoned properties, many of which have been foreclosed on.

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