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File #: 18-0345    Version:
Type: ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/3/2018 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 6/5/2018 Final action: 6/5/2018
Title: Approval of an Ordinance for Emergency Housing Facilities Hosted by Faith-Based Organizations, Not-for-Profit Organizations or Units of Government; First and Final Reading
Attachments: 1. Ordinance, 2. Tiny House Village White Paper, 3. Just Housing Comments, 4. Just Housing Comments
Title
Approval of an Ordinance for Emergency Housing Facilities Hosted by Faith-Based Organizations, Not-for-Profit Organizations or Units of Government; First and Final Reading

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
The Land Use and Environment Committee considered the proposed amendments to the City's Temporary Encampment regulations on May 17 and unanimously recommended that City Council move forward with amendments to the Temporary Encampment Regulations as proposed by staff on an emergency basis.

City Manager Recommendation:
Move to approve on first and final reading an ordinance amending the City's Temporary Encampment Regulations as proposed by staff on an emergency basis.

Report
Issue:
Consider whether to adopt amendments to the City's existing Temporary Encampment Regulations on an emergency basis.

Staff Contact:
Keith Stahley, Director Community Planning and Development Director 360.753.8227

Presenter(s):
Keith Stahley, Director Community Planning and Development Director
Colin DeForrest, Homeless Response Coordinator

Background and Analysis:
The City of Olympia adopted its first Temporary Encampment Regulations in 2008. These regulations were adopted largely as a response to Camp Quixote's occupation of City-owned property in downtown. These regulations were amended in 2011 to provide for a permanent encampment on County-owned property in Mottman Industrial Park known as Quixote Village. A single temporary encampment hosted by a faith-based organization was also allowed, however, no temporary encampments have been hosted by faith-based organizations since Quixote Village was established.

Emergency Housing Facilities in the form of tiny house villages are now a commonly accepted practice for responding to homelessness with emergency and transitional housing. Both the City of Seattle and the City of Eugene have seen multiple emergency housing facilities established in the past three years. See the attached White Paper for more inform...

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