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Apartment building floated to Port Townsend

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PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) - A two-story apartment building has been floated on a barge from Victoria, Canada through the Strait of Juan de Fuca to its new home as affordable housing in Port Townsend.
    
Multiple news outlets reported the four-unit structure will be ready for renters in several months thanks to the city and Olympic Housing Trust.
    
The Port Townsend City Council approved a loan to the Olympic Housing Trust for the moving expenses - expected to be $210,000 - at a meeting in April. The council donated the land.
    
Housing Trust spokesman Mark Blatter says new construction would be more expensive than moving the building from British Columbia.
    
The 900-square foot units will be rented for up to $1,100 per month including utilities and will be open to households making roughly $36,000 to $52,000 per year.

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