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File #: 21-0175    Version: 2
Type: report Status: Filed
File created: 2/5/2021 In control: Land Use & Environment Committee
Agenda date: 2/18/2021 Final action: 2/18/2021
Title: Housing Action Plan Briefing
Attachments: 1. Draft Regional Housing Action Plan, 2. Status of Identified Actions in Olympia, 3. Landlord Survey Report, 4. Housing Needs Assessment, 5. Process Timeline
Related files: 20-0386, 20-0806
Housing Action Plan Briefing

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
Not referred to a committee.

City Manager Recommendation:
Receive a briefing on the Housing Action Plan, including a discussion of equity issues. Briefing only; No action requested.

Whether to receive a briefing on the Housing Action Plan, including discussion of equity issues. The Housing Action Plan will define strategies and actions that promote more housing, more diverse housing types and affordability.

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

Amy Buckler, Strategic Projects Manager

Background and Analysis:
In 2019, the Washington state legislature made grant funds available to cities to develop housing action plans that promote more housing, more diverse housing types and affordability. In recognition of our shared housing market and the cross-jurisdictional need for affordable housing, the Cities of Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater jointly applied for and received funds to collaborate on this effort.

With help from TRPC, the cities have now completed several deliverables that provide necessary background information and identify strategies and potential actions the cities can take, including:

* A housing needs assessment, including a 25-year projection of housing affordable at different income levels (see attached)
* A landlord survey, to better understand what residents are paying for rent and how rents are changing (see attached)
* A draft regional housing action plan (menu of actions) cities can take to ensure housing stock adequate and affordable for current and future residents (see attached)

The Draft Regional Plan will not be adopted. Rather, beginning at this time each city will conduct their own public process to determine which actions they will take. Each city will adopt their own housing action plan by June of 2021, to meet the requirements of the grant which funds this ...

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