Reports and Data - Affordable Housing

WHAT IS AFFORDABLE HOUSING?

Washington State Department of Commerce offers a reference for local governments which provides an overview about what affordable housing is, where afforability is a problem, policy frameworks, planning, fund/finance options, and preservation.

 


 

2018 AFFORDABLE HOUSING UPDATE

An annual update from the Affordable Housing Advisory Board on affordable housing needs, accomplishments and recommendations to improve access to safe and affordable housing for all Washington residents.

 


 

KITSAP HOMELESS CRISIS RESPONSE AND HOUSING PLAN

Kitsap County's Homeless Crisis Response and Housing Plan provides background data on homelessness, reports on progress to date, and outlines the goals, strategies and action steps to be implemented over the next five years to make homelessness rare, brief, and one-time. The Kitsap County Homeless Housing Plan was last updated for 2018 and was approved by the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners.

 

A SPECIAL SHORT COURSE ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Washington State Department of Commerce provides an overview on the housing crisis, legal aspects of affordable housing, tools to promote affordability, and local government examples.

 


 

OPPORTUNITY STARTS AT HOME POLICY AGENDA

The OSAH steering committee gives long-term, multi-sector goals and strategies to ensure that the most vulnerable low-income households can afford the rent, and the steps needed to make these goals possible.

 


 

REPORTS ON HOUSING AFFORDABILITY

The Washington State Department of Commerce released a Housing Needs Assessment in January 2015.  

 


 

REPORTS ON HOUSING WAGES vs MINIMUM WAGES

Each year the National Low Income Housing Coalition publishes a report, Out of Reach, that details the cost of housing and the relationship between minimum wages and housing affordability for each county in the US.