In the fall of 2019, the City applied for grant funding allocated by the Washington State Department of Commerce and funded through E2SHB 1923. The grant funding is being used for the development of a Housing Action Plan that will allow the City to recognize the housing needs of its current and future populations, as well as outline goals, policies, and strategies to meet those needs. The City has partnered with the planning consultant Blueline to draft the Plan.
Progress to Date
The first step in the housing action plan development process is the creation of a housing needs assessment (HNA). A HNA is a study to identify the current and future housing needs of all economic segments of the community. The Arlington HNA was drafted between January and March of 2020. The full draft of the HNA along with a flyer that identifies its key findings can be accessed below.
Before drafting the full housing action plan, we asked for your help in recognizing housing needs and potential solutions within Arlington. We know your input is critical in creating a successful housing action plan. Our original intent was to host a public meeting where we could have open dialogue about this topic, however, we issued a survey instead. Survey is now closed.