Housing Options Study and Action Plan

Project News

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.

Housing Options Study and Action Plan-FINAL


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.

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
County Council Hearing


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.



          Planning Commission Hearing


          Clark County Housing Options Options Study & Action Plan


              CVTV Link

              Development Engineering and Advisory Board


              Project Update - Draft Housing Options Study and Action Plan


              Planning Commission Work Session


              Please visit the Planning Commission meetings page for details on the work session.

              Clark County Housing Options Options Study & Action Plan