Housing Options Study and Action Plan

Project News

Council Work Session

County Council will be holding a work session on the project on Sep. 22 following the 8:30am Board of Health meeting. Meeting information can be found on the Council meetings page.

Upcoming Advisory Group Meetings

The next Housing Project Advisory Group meeting will be Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. via Zoom. Meeting information can be found on the the meetings page.

Project Overview

Housing is at the core of vibrant communities, supporting downtowns, job growth, and institutions. However, Clark County and other communities across Washington are struggling to provide the variety and quantity of housing options that residents need. 

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 will identify 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.

Staff Contacts

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

Jenna Kay
564.397.4968 or jenna.kay@clark.wa.gov


Video introducing the Housing Options Study and Action Plan project (3m 48s) 

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.

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
Council Work Session

Project Update


Planning Commission Work Session


Project Update


Development Engineering and Advisory Board

Project Update

Housing Project Public Meeting

Introduction to Housing Options Study and Action Plan Project

Participants will view a presentation on initial research before sharing questions and comments.

News Release

Meeting materials


Planning Commission Work Session


Project Update

Information on how to attend the Webex meeting will be posted to the Planning Commission meeting page.