Housing Action Plans

A housing action plan (HAP) is an optional tool, described in RCW 36.70A.600(2), that defines strategies and implementing actions that promote greater housing diversity, affordability and access to opportunity for residents of all income levels.  Please click on the pages under the “Housing Action Plan” tab or below for:

2021-2023 Housing Action Plan Implenentation (HAPI) Grant

In 2021, the Legislature appropriated $5 million for cities planning under the Growth Management Act (GMA) to adopt actions to increase residential building capacity and address housing affordability. Under this Housing Action Plan and Implementation (HAPI) grant program, grants will fund new housing action plans (HAPs) under RCW 36.70A.600 or implementation of strategies from adopted HAPs.

Materials from our first Housing Action Plan grantee meeting on "Getting Started on your HAP" on April 5, 2022 are linked below:

 Materials from our second Housing Action Plan grantee meeting on Public Engagement on June 2, 2022 are linked below:

Materials from our third Housing Action Plan grantee meeting on Policy and Code Review on August 4, 2022 are linked below:

If you have housing images to share for other communities to use in their housing action plans, please send photos, with a photo credit, to laura.hodgson@commerce.wa.gov. Commerce will share the best images of a variety of housing types under the "Housing Images" tab.  

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