Housing Options Study and Action Plan

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.

Project News

Project Advisory Group Application Period Open - Submit letter of interest by Nov. 30 

Interested Clark County residents are invited to apply for a position on the Clark County Housing Options Study and Action Plan Project Advisory Group (PAG). The PAG will help the county develop recommendations to encourage the creation of additional housing types that are affordable to a variety of households within the unincorporated Vancouver Urban Growth Area.

For detailed information on how to apply, please review the News Release.

Staff Contacts

Jacqui Kamp
Planner III/Project Manager
Community Planning

Jenna Kay
Planner II
Communitiy Planning

Public Meetings and Hearings

County Council

Nov. 3, 2020 - Council Hearing on Public Participation Plan - 10 a.m.

Please visit the Council's meetings page for details on how to participate in the remote hearing.






Planning Commission

Meeting information will be posted when available.