Housing Options Study and Action Plan

Project News

The County is beginning the process of implementing the Housing Options Study and Action Plan. 

First steps of the process include county staff hosting a Technical Housing Code Forum Series with members of the HOSAP Project Advisory Group, Clark County Planning Commission, and Development and Engineering Advisory Board who have experience with Title 40 and/or housing development regulations, to discuss and provide feedback on code concepts and potential code language. 

There will be two forum series. The first forum series will be specific to strategies around middle housing and smaller single-family strategies. The second forum will focus on the multi-family and regulated affordable housing strategies.

The first series schedule can be found below. All meetings will be open to the public to observe. Written comments can be submitted to staff at any time. 

Meeting information can be found on this page under "Project Events, County Council, and Planning Commission meetings".

Following the forum series, project staff will draft proposed code amendments for public review and comment prior to the legislative process for adoption.

Please keep checking back here for updated information and dates/times of upcoming meetings. You can also sign up for email updates, by selecting the Housing Options Study and Action Plan.

Project Overview

Clark County has jurisdiction over a large urban area with a population of 159,000, not incorporated into the City of Vancouver. By comparison, the City of Vancouver population is 187,000. County Council is interested in continuing their work in identifying barriers and opportunities to provide more variety of housing types in this urban area.

The Clark County Housing Options Study and Action Plan identifies housing challenges within the unincorporated Vancouver Urban Growth Area and opportunities to encourage development of housing that is affordable to a variety of household incomes through the removal of regulatory barriers and/or implementation of other strategies. These strategies are needed to help ensure future generations have access to affordable, quality and diverse housing opportunities.

On May 17, 2022, the Clark County Council voted unanimously to  approve the Housing Options Study and Action Plan and directed staff to begin implementation of the plan.

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Resolution

Technical Housing Code Forum Schedule

Series 1: Middle Housing and smaller single-family strategies

All meetings will be held virtually via zoom. Members of the public are welcome to listen and observe. The link to join and listen to the meeting can be found below. Written comments can be submitted to staff.

  • Nov. 30, 2022, 3-5 p.m.
  • Dec. 14, 2022, 3-5 p.m.
  • Jan. 25, 2023, 3-5 p.m. (NEW DATE)
  • Feb. 22, 2023, 3-5 p.m. (NEW DATE)

Alternate Languages

Information is available in an alternate language by request to jenna.kay@clark.wa.gov.

La información está disponible en otros idiomas previa solicitud a jenna.kay@clark.wa.gov.

Информация доступна на другом языке по запросу на электронную почту jenna.kay@clark.wa.gov.

Staff Contacts

Jacqui Kamp
564.397.4913 or jacqui.kamp@clark.wa.gov

Jose Alvarez
564.397.4898 or jose.alvarez@clark.wa.gov

Susan Ellinger
564.397.4516 or susan.ellinger@clark.wa.gov

 

Please note: Final, approved project documents are posted to the "Project Library" page.

Project Events, County Council, and Planning Commission Meetings

Date Meeting/Event Agenda/Minutes Notes/Related Documents Audio/Video
- Technical Housing Code Forum Series

Technical Housing Code Forum Meeting #3 - Series: Middle Housing/Single Family 

This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. The public is invited to attend and observe. Written comments can be submitted to staff.

Zoom meeting link

Meeting materials (Meeting materials will be posted a week before the meeting)

Meeting recording

- Technical Housing Code Forum Series

Technical Housing Code Forum Meeting #2 - Series: Middle Housing/Single Family 

This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. The public is invited to attend and observe. Written comments can be submitted to staff.

Zoom meeting link

Meeting materials

Meeting recording

- Technical Housing Code Forum Series

Technical Housing Code Forum Meeting #1 - Series: Middle Housing/Single Family 

This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. The public is invited to attend and observe. Written comments can be submitted to staff.

Zoom meeting link

Meeting materials

Meeting recording

County Council Hearing

Agenda

Housing Options Study and Action Plan

The hearing will be held in a hybrid format. You can join in person, at the sixth floor of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin Street, or virtually, via Webex.  The hearing will also be carried live on CVTV Channel 23/323 and online at www.cvtv.org.

Please visit the Council's meeting page for details on how to attend, participate, and provide comment.

     

      Council Meeting

      Council Work Session

      Housing Options Study and Action Plan

      The work session is an informational session for the council to be briefed by staff in preparation for the hearing. Please visit the Council's meeting page for details on how to attend.

         

          Video