Jaime Welker, right, and daughter Olivia Vaughan-Welker, 17, qualify for a two-bedroom apartment on Queen Anne in a building designed for lower-income workers. (Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times)

Rents are half the Queen Anne norm at revitalized apartments

A 50-unit apartment building in pricey Queen Anne has been renovated for low-income workers, thanks to a new funding mechanism that supplements regular financing with private capital by socially motivated investors.

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