If Spokane has a housing crisis, why isn't it being more urgently addressed?

Amanda Russell has spent the past year and a half somewhere she never thought she’d be again: in the house where she grew up, living with her parents.

“It was supposed to be very temporary,” she said last week. “But it hasn’t turned out that way.”

In a housing market where the supply is exceedingly low, costs are skyrocketing, list prices are often just a starting point and a huge reserve of cash can be requisite to close a deal, Russell, a 40-year-old single mother, and her three daughters haven’t found anywhere else to go.

Russell has attended 40-45 open houses and made six or seven offers. She has

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