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How Should VISION 2050 Address Housing and Housing Affordability?

Posted on Jul 6, 2018 in:
  • Housing Affordability
  • Industry Issues
  • Advocacy

In the decade since the adoption of VISION 2040, housing prices dropped and foreclosures increased during the Great Recession. Then, as the economy recovered, we started to see historic increases in rents and home prices.

Recently, the Growth Management Policy Board discussed how the region should plan for current and future housing needs in VISION 2050. A presentation on current housing policies and data kicked off the board’s discussion. Your association participated and continues to track the VISION update process.

Board member discussion focused on problem statements addressing long-term housing supply, promoting affordable housing in all development, and investing in communities to maintain affordability. Some board members expressed interest in promoting or requiring increased density and affordable housing units as part of all new housing, especially in areas near high-capacity transit. 

Contact External Relations Manager Patricia Akiyama, 425.457.7067, with any questions.

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