Clark County is hosting a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14, to collect feedback on draft Housing Action Plan recommendations. Participants will view an update on the project and share their thoughts on a set of draft housing strategy recommendations. The meeting will be held via Zoom and recorded for later viewing. A questionnaire will also be made available to collect public comments and feedback.
For more information on how to join and participate in the meeting, please visit www.clark.wa.gov/housingoptions.
The Housing Options Study and Action Plan project identifies challenges and opportunities to encourage development of housing that is affordable to households with a variety of incomes within the unincorporated Vancouver Urban Growth Area.
Clark County and other communities across Washington are struggling to provide the variety and quantity of housing options that residents need. New strategies are needed to help ensure future generations have access to affordable, quality and diverse housing opportunities.
“Our research shows that the market is not meeting the needs of low- and middle-income households in Clark County,” said Jacqui Kamp, Clark County Planner. “A greater variety of housing types and sizes are needed in locations with access to transit, jobs, services, schools and parks.”
The study area focus is the unincorporated Vancouver Urban Growth Area which includes neighborhoods in areas such as Hazel Dell, Salmon Creek, Felida, Pleasant Highlands, Minnehaha and Orchards. These neighborhoods have urban services that could support diverse housing types, like duplexes, triplexes, townhouses, condominiums, and small-scale apartments, compared to the rural unincorporated areas of the county.
You can learn more about the Housing Options Study and Action Plan on the project webpage, www.clark.wa.gov/housingoptions.