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File #: 2020-0264    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: In Committee
File created: 7/21/2020 In control: Community, Health and Housing Services Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: A MOTION requesting the executive create a housing development strategic plan.
Sponsors: Kathy Lambert
Indexes: Executive, Housing, Planning
Drafter
Clerk 07/16/2020
Title
A MOTION requesting the executive create a housing development strategic plan.
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WHEREAS, the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University has stated that a large and growing share of United States households cannot find housing that they can afford, and
WHEREAS, 2009 Census data indicates a homeownership rate in King County of 60 percent, which is lower than both the Washington state and United States averages, and
WHEREAS, the 2014 Buildable Lands Report indicates a housing capacity of 417,203 units throughout King County, with 12,761 units of capacity in unincorporated King County, and
WHEREAS, 2016 King County Comprehensive Plan policy H-102 states that King County "shall work with jurisdictions, the private sector, state and federal governments, other public funders of housing, other public agencies such as the Housing Authorities, regional agencies such as the Puget Sound Regional Council, intermediary housing organizations, and the non-profit sector to encourage a wide range of housing and to reduce barriers to the development and preservation of a wide range of housing," and
WHEREAS, the King County regional affordable housing task force's 2018 five-year action plan includes a goal of increasing construction and preservation of affordable homes for households earning less than 50 percent area median income, and
WHEREAS, the regional affordable housing task force's 2018 five-year action plan was accepted by the council with Motion 15372, and
WHEREAS, the council is committed to finding solutions to the lack of both affordable and market-rate housing options in King County;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT MOVED by the Council of King County:
A. The council requests that the executive create a housing development plan to anticipate and accommodate the growing housing needs in King County. The housing development plan should include at least the following components:
1. Estimates of how many housing units ca...

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