Housing growth

The City of Yakima developed a Housing Action Plan to support and encourage new housing production to provide more housing choices and address local needs. This work took place throughout 2020 and early 2021. It considers the housing needs of current residents and workforce as well as projected future population growth.

The city continues to see growth in housing. During the third quarter of 2021 (July – Sept) the City of Yakima Planning Division reported the completion of 102 new residential housing units, resulting in 231 new living units and/or bedrooms.

In other recent developments:

  • Yakima Valley Partners Habitat for Humanity broke ground in November for The Vine development at 1502 Conrad Ave. which will eventually provide homes for 10 families through the nonprofit’s HomeBuild program. The program offers community members the opportunity to help build and buy their own homes.
  • The Yakima Housing Authority held a ribbon-cutting/dedication ceremony on Nov. 10th for Chuck Austin Place. Located at the former Marine Armory at 1703 Tahoma Ave, Chuck Austin Place will offer 41 apartments for homeless veterans, a veteran service center and Yakima Neighborhood Health dental clinic.

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