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File #: 20-0806    Version: 1
Type: report Status: Filed
File created: 10/22/2020 In control: Land Use & Environment Committee
Agenda date: 10/22/2020 Final action: 10/22/2020
Title: Housing Action Plan Briefing
Attachments: 1. Housing Needs Assessment, 2. Public Participation Timeline, 3. Project Website
Related files: 20-0043, 20-0386
Title
Housing Action Plan Briefing

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
Not referred to a committee.

City Manager Recommendation:
Receive a briefing on the Housing Action Plan, to review findings of the Housing Needs Assessment and public participation timeline. Briefing only; No action requested.

Report
Issue:
Whether to receive a briefing on the Housing Action Plan, to review findings of the Housing Needs Assessment and public participation timeline.

Staff Contact:
Amy Buckler, Strategic Projects Manager, Community Planning & Development, 360.280.8947

Presenter(s):
Amy Buckler, Strategic Projects Manager
Katrina Van Every, Senior Planner, Thurston Regional Planning Council
Michael Ambrogi, Senior GIS Specialist, Thurston Regional Planning Council

Background and Analysis:
The Housing Action Plan will define strategies and actions that promote more housing, more diverse housing types and affordability. Together, the cities of Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater applied for and received $300,000 in grant funds from the WA Department of Commerce to use toward the development of housing action plans. With help from Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC), the cities are exploring regional trends and needs, developing a regional housing action plan framework, and then each city will develop their own unique action plan.

The first step was to develop a housing needs assessment, including projected housing needs by various income levels and an income forecast to 2045. At the meeting, TRPC and City staff will present findings from the assessment and an overview of upcoming public participation.

The Housing Needs Assessment is attached. Major trends include:

* Thurston County's population is growing. Today the county is home to more than 294,000 people - expected to grow to more than 380,000 by 2045. 64% will live in Olympia, Lacey or Tumwater.
* The population is growing older. Today 18% of the population is 65 years or older. By 2045, nearly 25% will be ...

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