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 of these discussions began began on November 30. 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.

Housing Options Study and Action Plan-FINAL

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. 18, 2023, 3-5 p.m.
  • Feb. 1, 2023, 3-5 p.m.

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
Planning Commission Work Session

Agenda

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

Clark County Housing Options Options Study & Action Plan

     

      Development Engineering and Advisory Board

      Agenda

      Minutes

      Project update

      Audio

      Housing Project Public Meeting #2

      Update on Housing Options Study and Action Plan project and opportunity to provide feedback on draft strategies

      Clark County is hosting a public meeting 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 remotely via Zoom. There are two ways to attend the Zoom meeting.

      Join by computer: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86765880556
      Join by phone: 1 253 215 8782
      Webinar ID: 867 6588 0556
      Additional numbers availablehttps://zoom.us/u/aU6dIln3L


      Meeting documents

      Main meeting and breakout session 1

      Breakout session 2

      Council Work Session

      Project Update

       

      Video

      Planning Commission Work Session

      Agenda

      Project Update

      Audio