With the 2015 update of the Comprehensive Plan, the City adopted a set of implementation actions to accomplish over the coming years. One implementation action focused on housing, requiring Edmonds to “Develop a strategy by 2019 for increasing the supply of affordable housing and meeting diverse housing needs.” The Housing Strategy will consider housing needs by taking into account available data and through various methods of public engagement.
After hearing public feedback on the draft Housing Strategy, the City agreed that further discussion was necessary. A Citizens’ Housing Advisory Committee, consisting of local residents of differing opinions, was formed to provide feedback on direction the strategy and its process should take. There will be several additional opportunities for the public to engage in the process.
The Housing Strategy itself does not change city policy. Further action would be required to enact proposals within an adopted strategy.
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