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07/30/2019 02 Affordable Housing Issues ti i..asxntntj kd d g$Ag Aftior.Fid ae.. x°'naa.x,,4n BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No. 2. For Meeting of: July 30, 2019 ITEM TITLE: Affordable Housing Issues SUBMITTED BY: Joan Davenport, Community Development Director Joseph Calhoun, Planning Manager SUMMARY EXPLANATION: The purpose of the Affordable Housing Issue Study Session is to provide an update to Council of actions taken since the May 7, 2019 City Council Report. The Yakima Planning Commission has held multiple work sessions on a variety of zoning and regulatory items that will be presented to Council this fall. On May 7th, the Council authorized a"Housing Action Plan" to include a Community Engagement component. Affordable Housing was a significant topic at the Washington State Legislature in 2019. Two bills (HB 1406 and E2SHB 1923) became effective on July 28, 2019. The City will pursue programs authorized under both bills. E2SHB 1923 provides a grant program of up to $100,000 to each GMA community to prepare a Housing Action Plan or to implement specific programs identified in the legislation. This Study Session will discuss these projects as well. ITEM BUDGETED: NA STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Economic Development APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL: City Manager STAFF RECOMMENDATION: BOARD/COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type 2 D a Affordable Housing Presentation 717512019 Presentation Di b.Affordable Housing Task Summary 7/2512019 Backup Material El c comparison Mite paper affordable housing 7/2512019 Backup Material El a. E25HB 1923 Guide 717512019 Backup Material Wrm. , . . • • x = _ .. a4.::::.iv:w+i.. ,vx.:.:i;.;.... ..m. 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Yakima will submit a grant application for this program, to execute the study and community engagement process, consistent with this new funding source. 4, The Council has reviewed the provisions of HB 1406 which authorizes a program to retain a portion of our State sales tax to be used for Affordable Housing. Strategies to be Reviewec I. . Does the Cit have adequate supply of land zoned for housing, including alternatives to single family homes? What zoning districts encourage rental housing development? . Are there local regulatory barriers that inhibit affordable housing development? Are there regulatory incentives we can offer to encourage housing construction? . Are construction costs & permitting timelines in the Yakima Area consistent with other communities? Can they be improved? . Frontage Improvements and Utility Costs associated with new or infill development. . What programs has the State of Washington enabled that the city might want to take advantage of and what steps are necessary to implement the programs? 6. Should the City of Yakima consider an Urban Renewal District to address blight issues? Should the city of Yakima consider a Maintenance Code to assure that existing rental housing is preserved as well as descent and safe? What are the disadvantages to this approach? What is the " bottom line" ? THE CITY OF YAKIMA NEEDS TO ENCOURAGE ABOUT HALF OF THE NEW HOUSING UNITS SHOULD BE CONSTRUCTED FOR LOW TO CONSTRUCTION OF MORE HOUSING STARTS! MODERATE INCOME FAMILIES. C:40ver the last 10 years, we have had an 4:4We need to encourage multi-family units and average of 180 housing units permitted each rentals of all types. year. In 2018, we had 265 housing starts. C:CThere is an interest in development of town C:CTo meet our GMA goal, we need to have 330 house type construction. housing units started each year. 4:' The construction market will not likely be 4:4We need partners to help in this effort and able to build quality units for affordable need to be creative. housing without assistance. City Council Directives from March 12, 2019 C. Refer items to the Yakima Planning Commission such as additional R-3 land options and strategies to encourage multi-family construction; Analyze R-1 density limitations; review innovative techniques and ordinances in other cities. These are underway. Refer to the Yakima Partnership Committee such as incentives to encourage below market rate construction of MF, how to encourage more rent vouchers, and mixed use building code options. .44. 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E'i .'1. �L .r ' ' j ..} -_.,ram r. r..... `i ..`�_. r rr .M i.T..A'J'f ; . :r r ........ ; .... n s,= t 5 , Vacant lands were identified using the Yakima County Assessor property records,A parcel was determined to be"vacant'if it has Trot Yakima a building (or improvement)value less than$?,gOtl Lands that are owned by the City of Yakima, Yakima County, the Greenway NORTH Foundation, Yakima School District or a Washington State Department were not considered vacant for the purpose of Analysis inch=3,fltt4 feet development. b �'L yI C y of Ya nna Paannkng Division.December 2011 • str �.0 is Development of Afforda ale Housing will take many partnersiips in Ya <ima . A Housing Action Plan ( HAP) arovices opportunity to participate anc comment yy ........................................................................................................................................................................................ .... ..................... . • . ......................................................................................................................................................... .::... .... Housing Task from White Paper * (3-12- Current Status Features Include in Housing Action 2019) Plan(HAP)? 1 Additional Land for Multi-Family Housing Under Review by the Yakima Planning Commission Table 4-1, Permitted Use table under review to expedite reviews and No-proceed with add more zoning districts where housing is permitted recommendation Review Zoning Ordinance for regulatory Corner lots in new subdivisions can be designated for duplexes No-proceed with 2 strategies to encourage more Multi-Family Under Review by the Yakima Planning Commission under review. recommendation Housing 3 Review R-1 Zoning District for ways to Under Review by the Yakima Planning Commission Density may be permitted up to 7 dwellings per acre in R-1 No-proceed with encourage density in the R-1 regardless of building type- under review recommendation 4 Review SEPA to reduce regulatory burden on Under Review by the Yakima Planning Commission SEPA threshold proposed to increase to maximum allowed by RCW No-proceed with housing construction to reduce SEPA requirement for more projects recommendation 5 Review Inclusionary Zoning concepts Under Review by the Yakima Planning Commission More analysis and public input is needed.YPC would like a study Yes_include in HAP sessioinwith CWHBA. Review short term rentals (ABNB, VRBO) to see Definitions under review by Planning Commission- shift from "Bed No-proceed with 6 how they might be impacting housing market Under Review by the Yakima Planning Commission and Breakfast" to Short Term Rentals and to include process for recommendation owner occupied and no owner on site. Review Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) rules to ADU's may be permitted on all parcels where a single family home is No-proceed with 7 Under Review by the Yakima Planning Commission located,with conditions. Perhaps waive parking requirement, encourage more units recommendation increase maximum size, review utility connection standards. 8 Support more Housing Vouchers in Yakima Under Review by the City Council Partnership Presentations by CWHBA and YHA to Partnership Committee on No-proceed with Committee June 21, 2019 recommendation 9 Encourage below Market Rate housing Under Review by the City Council Partnership Presentations by CWHBA and YHA to Partnership Committee on Yes include in HAP construction Committee June 21, 2019 Explore flexibility in Housing Codes to Under Review by the City Council Partnership 10 encourage upper floor or mixed use Staff is reviewing International Property Maintenance Code Yes-3nd cie in HAP development Committee 11 Expand Multi-Family Housing Tax Credit Referred back to City Council for Policy Discussion no policy discussion to date Yes include in HAP Program 12 Review Develoment Standards,especially Referred back to City Council for Policy Discussion no policy discussion to date Yes ..include in HAP water,sewer and street frontage costs Address vacant and abandoned buildings or Council has stated preference to expand program of enforcement 13 Referred back to City Council for Policy Discussion and redevelopment of vacant buildings and lots. Economic Yes include in HAP lots for strategies to infill development Development Committee is reviewing program options. 14 Explore Opportunity Zone funding for Referred back to City Council for Policy Discussion YCDA provides development advise on projects inside of the three Yes #a l kc, in L A„, affordable housing Opportunity Zones tracts in Yakima (Tracts 1, 2 and 15). 15 Review CDBG and HOME funding to support Referred back to Cit Council for Polic Discussion Yes include in HAP � �a �a a r a Additional Items for Review Enact the Program, perhaps with a partnership with Yakima County.Acquiring, rehabilitating,or constructing affordable HB 1406- Encouraging Investments in housing,which may include new units of affordable housing 16 Affordable Housing:City eligible to keep a Effective Date July 28, 2019 within an existing structure or facilities providing supportive No-proceed with share of State sales and use tax devoted to housing services under RCW 71.24.385; or funding the recommendation affordable housing operations and maintenance costs of new units of affordable or supportive housing. Funds may be used for service on a qualifying bond to support a Capital Project. 17 Develop funding plan for revenue from Upon adoption of ordinance Evaluate options-estimated$138,000 annual revenue; more Yes- ritlude m HAP 1406 if County coordinates. E2SHB 1923 - Funds up to$100,000 for a Grant program will open in August of 2019.City should decide Housing Action Plan or the implementation if it wants to pursue a Housing Action Plan or the funding to 18 of at least 2 qualifying projects to Increase Effective Date July 28, 2019 implement at least 2 specific programs from a list of eligible { "# J {rk HAP q Y gP 1 P P P g B residential capacity actions. Council approved the initiating of a Housing A HAP may be able to expedite development of Affordable Action Plan on May 7, 2019.Staff suggested a Housing through identification of barriers and impediments.A Housing Action Plan (HAP) to Include HAP approach to help prioritize or target Housing Action Plan that includes a Community Engagement 19 Community Engagement Process(May 7, efforts and provide community engagement. Ye - €dude €n HAP 2019 Council Meeting) This is consistent with the general guidelines process could develop an Equity Lens approach to evaluate of"1923" as adopted.Grant guidelines yet to racial,social and economic impacts of policy changes in be released. Yakima,as recommended in the 2017 Equity Study. City of Yakima Affordable Housing Status Report August 30, 2019 Housing Task from White Paper * Include in Housing Current Status Features (3-1Z-2019) Action Plan (HAP)? Table 4-1, Permitted Use table under review to expedite Additional Land for Multi-Family Under Review by the Yakima Planning No- proceed with 1 reviews and add more zoning districts where housing is Housing Commission recommendation permitted Review Zoning Ordinance for Under Review by the Yakima Planning Corner lots in new subdivisions can be designated for No- proceed with 2 regulatory strategies to encourage Commission duplexes under review. recommendation more Multi-Family Housing 3 Review R-1 Zoning District for ways to Under Review by the Yakima Planning Density may be permitted up to 7 dwellings per acre in No- proceed with encourage density in the R-1 Commission R-1 regardless of building type- under review recommendation SEPA threshold proposed to increase to maximum Review SEPA to reduce regulatory Under Review by the Yakima Planning No- proceed with 4 allowed by RCW to reduce SEPA requirement for more burden on housing construction Commission recommendation projects Under Review by the Yakima Planning More analysis and public input is needed. YPC would like 5 Review Inclusionary Zoning concepts Yes- include in HAP Commission a study sessioinwith CWHBA. Definitions under review by Planning Commission-shift Review short term rentals (ABNB, 6 VRBO)to see how they might be Under Review by the Yakima Planning from "Bed and Breakfast"to Short Term Rentals and to No- proceed with Commission include process for owner occupied and no owner on recommendation impacting housing market site. ADU's may be permitted on all parcels where a single 7 Review Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Under Review by the Yakima Planning family home is located, with conditions. Perhaps waive No- proceed with rules to encourage more units Commission parking requirement, increase maximum size, review recommendation utility connection standards. 8 Support more Housing Vouchers in Under Review by the City Council Presentations by CWHBA and YHA to Partnership No- proceed with Yakima Partnership Committee Committee on June 21, 2019 recommendation Encourage below Market Rate housing Under Review by the City Council Presentations by CWHBA and YHA to Partnership 9 Yes- incude in HAP construction Partnership Committee Committee on June 21, 20192 Explore flexibility in Housing Codes to Under Review by the City Council Staff is reviewing International Property Maintenance 10 encourage upper floor or mixed use Yes include in HAP Partnership Committee Code development Expand Multi-Family Housing Tax Referred back to City Council for Policy 11 no policy discussion to date Yes - include in HAP Credit Program Discussion Review Develoment Standards, Referred back to City Council for Policy 12 especially water, sewer and street no policy discussion to date Yes- include in HAP Discussion frontage costs Address vacant and abandoned Council has stated preference to expand program of Referred back to City Council for Policy enforcement and redevelopment of vacant buildings and 13 buildings or lots for strategies to infill Yes- include in HAP Discussion lots. Economic Development Committee is reviewing development program options. Explore Opportunity Zone funding for Referred back to City Council for Policy YCDA provides development advise on projects inside of 14 the three Opportunity Zones tracts in Yakima (Tracts 1, 2 Yes include in HAP affordable housing Discussion and 15). Review CDBG and HOME funding to Referred back to City Council for Policy 15 support additional construction and Yes - include in HAP rehab Discussion Additional Items for Review Enact the Program, perhaps with a partnership with Yakima County. Acquiring, rehabilitating, or constructing affordable housing, which may include new units of HB 1406- Encouraging Investments in affordable housing within an existing structure or Affordable Housing: City eligible to No- proceed with 16 Effective Date July 28, 2019 facilities providing supportive housing services under keep a share of State sales and use tax recommendation RCW 71.24.385;or funding the operations and devoted to affordable housing maintenance costs of new units of affordable or supportive housing. Funds may be used for service on a qualifying bond to support a Capital Project. Develop funding plan for revenue from Evaluate options-estimated $138,000 annual revenue; 17 Upon adoption of ordinance Yes include in HAP 1406 more if County coordinates. E2SHB 1923- Funds up to $100,000 for Grant program will open in August of 2019. City should a Housing Action Plan or the decide if it wants to pursue a Housing Action Plan or the 18 implementation of at least 2 qualifying Effective Date July 28, 2019 Yes- is srckde in HAP funding to implement at least 2 specific programs from a projects to Increase residential capacity list of eligible actions. Council approved the initiating of a A HAP may be able to expedite development of Housing Action Plan on May 7, 2019. Staff Affordable Housing through identification of barriers suggested a HAP approach to help Housing Action Plan (HAP) to Include and impediments. A Housing Action Plan that includes a prioritize or target efforts and provide 19 Community Engagement Process (May Community Engagement process could develop an Yes induct= in HAP community engagement.This is 7, 2019 Council Meeting) Equity Lens approach to evaluate racial, social and consistent with the general guidelines of economic impacts of policy changes in Yakima, as "1923" as adopted. Grant guidelines yet recommended in the 2017 Equity Study. to be released. 13 MEMORANDUM TO: Partnership Committee Chair Hill, Honorable Mayor Coffey and Councilmember Cousens FROM: Sara Watkins, Senior Assistant City Attorney DATE: June 24, 2019 SUBJ: Comparison of items discussed at the June 21st Partnership Meeting and the March 12th White Paper Action Items regarding Affordable Housing. Dear Chairman Hill and Partnership Committee members: At the June 21st Partnership Committee meeting you heard two presentations regarding affordable housing: one from Bob Schroeter from the Central Washington Homebuilders Association, and one from Lowe! Krueger, from the Yakima Housing Authority. Both presentations brought up a variety of concepts that could positively affect the affordable housing shortage in Yakima. You asked that I compare the items brought up at the meeting with the Action Steps for the City of Yakima outlined in Joan Davenport's March 12th Affordable Housing White Paper. I will go through the items discussed at the Partnership Committee individually and then summarize the items that are not covered by the White Paper at the end. 1 . Bob Schroeter's presentation from CWHBA. House Bills 1923 & 1406. These two house bills were discussed by Mr. Schroeter. The first addresses reduction in SEPA review requirements and other affordable housing strategies, and the second is a tax bill that would allow the City to retain a percentage of the sales tax that is currently being transmitted to the State. For the second item, the City Council needs to pass a resolution to start the process. These issues have not been directly listed as action items in the White Paper. Note, however, that staff is evaluating how to proceed with implementing the options outlined in HB 1406. Proposed Building Regulation Changes. A number of proposed building regulations changes were suggested: High density in zones Waiving parking requirements for ADUs and other residential uses ADU/Tiny Home building requirements Decrease hook up fee/connection costs for utilities 1 14 These items are being evaluated as part of the White Paper Action Steps. The zoning density, parking requirements and ADU/Tiny Home zoning matters are currently in front of the Planning Commission, where the Planning Commission has held a number of study sessions, will hold the required public hearing and then make a recommendation to Council. In a separate matter, the building code official has reviewed the building code requirements for tiny homes, but this was not a specific Action Item in the White Paper. Decreasing the connection costs for utilities was an Action Item in the White Paper. "The ability to offer any incentives or discounts from the City Water Division or Sewer Division is ultimately a rate payer and City Council policy decision." Simplifying Reviews. Mr. Schroeter mentioned the desire to reduce the review time/process for developers to "desk reviews" or administrative review. The reviews done administratively are extensive—all Type 1 reviews are administrative reviews. Changes to the type of review warranted for a certain type of development would need to go through the Planning Commission (since review of development applications is covered by Title 15). The Planning Commission is evaluating the types of review for two-family, multiple family and ADUs as part of its review of Title 15. Upper Floor Residential. Development benefits for upper floor residential units in current commercial spaces, as well as other places that haven't been traditionally built/used for residential purposes was brought up as an option to increase locations where residential development could occur. Some items discussed by Mr. Schroeter in this context were zoning, waiving/reducing fees and plan review times, incentives, and providing for a less obstructive variance process. As stated above, zoning matters are currently being addressed through the Planning Commission. The fees associated with utilities were discussed above. Fees associated with planning and building matters are not part of the Action Items in the White Paper. Incentives for upper floor residential currently exist in the central business district. As part of the Action Items, staff is exploring potential rehabilitation incentives that could be offered to existing building owners to develop mixed use projects with commercial/office on the ground floor and housing units on the upper floors. A question in the White Paper for the City Council, as a policy question, is whether the Multi-Family Housing Tax Credit Program available in the CBD should be expanded to other areas/zones. Additionally, staff was tasked with exploring potential rehabilitation incentives the City could offer existing owners to develop mixed use projects with commercial/office on ground floors and housing units on upper floors. 2 15 Manufactured Housing. It was discussed that manufactured housing might provide some opportunities for cluster housing in appropriate areas. Cluster housing, cottage housing and other similar developments are allowed under the current municipal code in any zone that allows for multiple family residential development (with the same review as any other multi-family residential development). See YMC 15.02.020: "Dwelling, multiple-family" means a structure or structures, or portion thereof, designed for occupancy by three or more families living independently of each other and containing three or more attached dwelling units on a lot. Multiple-family and detached single-family dwellings that are clustering around a common amenity such as open space, recreation facilities or common community building, and have a common driveway access on a single lot of record, are also considered multiple-family development Opportunity Zones and Housing. CWHBA offered to assist in outreach and public participation with regards to opportunity zones and opportunities for multi- family housing units within opportunity zones. This was not a specific Action Item from the White Paper. The Economic Development Committee and YCDA are currently discussing opportunity zones in the economic development context. The Council may want to direct that committee to also make sure that the idea of multi-family housing and/or mixed use construction is a priority when marketing opportunity zones. 2. Lowe! Krueger's presentation from Yakima Housing Authority Obtaining More Vouchers. Mr. Krueger discussed how YHA obtained vouchers and the limited supply of new vouchers available. To get new vouchers for family reunification (for those aging out of foster care or for those families who are unable to reunite with their children because they don't have adequate housing) Mr. Krueger first needs to work with DSHS to get the necessary data. Once the data is received he can apply for more vouchers. Further, they will continue to apply for more vouchers in areas where YHA can administer them. One of the Action Items was to work with YHA to bring more rent vouchers to Yakima from HUD. The Action needed is for City Council to direct its lobbying group to work with the YHA to create a united consistent method of lobbying at the federal level for more vouchers in Yakima. This item should be discussed when working on the Council's legislative priorities in the future, and the Council can direct its lobbyists to work with Mr. Krueger if it is something the Council determines is appropriate. 3 16 3. Summary The following items brought up at the Partnership Committee were not included in the White Paper Action Items: a. HB 1923 b. HB 1406 (although this is being addressed by staff currently) c. Building Code Requirements for Tiny Homes (although this has been looked at by staff in response to proposed tiny home developments) d. Opportunity Zones (although this is being addressed in part by the Economic Development Committee) e. Policies to be addressed by Council (part of the Action Items and also discussed at the Partnership Committee): i. Utility connection fees; ii. Building Code/Inspection/Planning fees; iii. Expansion of the Multi-Family Tax Incentive. 4 sinipstitiliSSI Y r: 3.3.33 MIII •2:: :::. ,...Newt wiItI ,:1 ♦ . , •y'-. x ii Rot Surveying Engineering LLZJCirnin tm : ;• itifir • A GUIDE TO E2SHB 1923 We can help you get ahead . `: of the game >> On May 9, 2019, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law E2SHE, :3923 >> The bill is designed to increase urban residential building capacity by providing options and opportunities for cities planning under the Growth Management Act (GMA) >> The new law goes into effect July 28, 2019 » LDC, Inc. was proud to provide assistance on this Bill, which included advocating for local government funding to implement the optional elements of this Bill >> Over 5 million dollars have been appropriated Planning Grants: Timina of Grants: To support cities taking actions specified by the bill, Although Commerce may contact cities before July, E2SHB 1923 establishes a Growth Management grant dollars will not be available until after the law Planning and Environmental Review Fund. With the becomes effective on July 28th, 2019. We expect the creation of this new fund, local governments grant window to open up in August but Commerce meeting certain criteria may seek grants from the is still working through this issue. Department of Commerce for the costs associated with implementation of this Act. Commerce is authorized to award grants of up to Next Steps: $100,000 to cities with a population over 20,000 While the grant window is not yet open, it should that either: occur this summer. Now is the time to review the a) take two actions under Option A, or options presented in E2SHB and work with your b) develop a housing action plan under Option B council to decide on a project that may fit the needs of your community. This will allow you to move The new law also authorizes Commerce to award quickly once the grant window opens up. This could grants in excess of $100,000 for applications "with also allow the opportunity to include those grant extraordinary potential to increase housing supply dollars in your 2020 budget planning process. or regulatory streamlining." Options are outlined on reverse page. A full copy of the bill may be located at i'tt;:f la Nesext+x?. ,,a.:a/5,e*x+Iu /20Y9- 20,'r vk+iIIs.'S r 1,:2v+ tcusci '; .>2.St. .of. We encourage you to fully review! CONTACT Clay White, Director of Planning J 425-806-1869 I cwhite@LDCcorp.com 20210 142"cl Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072 www.LDCcorp_com 18 The follow options, as presented in E2SHB 1923, are available for your consideration. OPTION A - IMPLEMENT TWO OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS: E2SHB 1923 lays out the following optional actions municipalities can take to increase residential building capacity. Cities planning to take at least two of these actions prior to April 1, 2021 are eligible to apply for planning grant assistance from the Department of Commerce. The following summarizes those actions: » Increase densities around train stations served » Adopt a planned action pursuant to RCvV by commuter or light rail to at least 50 du per r;':ri. :.::...= ,.......z.;i,.i.......";;;.i.......".i.), except that an acre and limit parking requirements environmental impact statement pursuant to » Authorize an average of at least 25 homes per RC:31n1 43 21C.030 is not required for such an acre around bus stops with frequent service action; • Allow at least one duplex, triplex, or courtyard » Adopt increases in SEPA categorical apartment on each parcel in one or more areas exemptions pursuant to RCW 43.21C.229 for zoned for single-family residences residential and mixed-use projects; • Allow cluster zoning or lot size averaging in all » Adopt a form-based code in one or more zoning zoning districts that permit single-family districts that permit residential uses. "Form- residences based code" means a land development » Authorize accessory dwelling units (ADUs) on regulation that uses physical form, rather than all parcels containing single-family homes, separation of use, as the organizing principle provided lots meet certain minimum lot size for the code; requirements. This option also provides specific Allow a duplex on each corner lot within all standards for parking, occupancy standards, single-family zones; and impact fees. » Allow subdivision into the maximum number of • Adopt a subarea plan using the planned action lots authorized in chlp;ter 53.17 KW; ordinance provisions under 4031 43.2101420. » Establish a minimum density of six homes per This tool allows upfront SEPA review in order to acre in all residential zones, where the facilitate environmental review of subsequent residential development capacity will increase individual development projects; within the city. OPTION B — DEVELOP A HOUSING ACTION PLAN: Cities that develop a housing action plan may also apply for planning grant assistance from the Department of Commerce. The housing action plan should: » Quantify existing and projected housing needs » Review and evaluate the current housing for all income levels, including extremely low- element adopted pursuant to PCVV 36.304.070, income households, with documentation of including an evaluation of success in attaining housing and household characteristics, and planned housing types and units, achievement cost-burdened households; of goals and policies, and implementation of » Develop strategies to increase the supply of the schedule of programs and actions; housing, and variety of housing types, needed Provide for participation and input from to serve the housing needs identified in the community members, community groups, local above bullet point; builders, local realtors, nonprofit housing » Analyze population and employment trends, advocates, and local religious groups; and with documentation of projections; Include a schedule of programs and actions to » Consider strategies to minimize displacement implement the recommendations of the of low-income residents resulting from housing action plan. redevelopment; ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... In addition to the projects listed above, E2SHB 1923 also provides a number of safe harbor provisions that will protect local governments from appeals, adds several housing definitions to the Growth Management Act, and includes a new study to be completed by the University of Washington every two years that will compile housing supply and affordability metrics for each GMA city with a population over 10,000 who plans under the GMA. CONTACT Clay White, Director of Planning J 425-806-1869 I cwhite@LDCcorp.com 20210 142"cl Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072 www.LDCcorp_com