The City of Yakima is developing a Housing Action Plan to support and encourage new housing production to provide more housing choices and address local housing needs. This work will take place throughout 2020 and early 2021. It will consider the housing needs of current residents and workforce as well as projected future population growth. There are six primary objectives:

  • A. Encourage diverse housing development within existing neighborhoods.
  • B. Create and preserve affordable homes.
  • C. Create homeownership opportunities for low- and moderate- income households.
  • D. Support housing options that meet the diverse needs of older adults.
  • E. Address the needs of those struggling with homelessness.
  • F. Protect against displacement and poor housing conditions.

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How to Participate

Public outreach and engagement will be a critical part of this planning process. Due to the current stay-at-home precautions due to COVID-19, in-person community engagement opportunities will be postponed until further notice. However, there are other ways to get engaged:

Provide Comments on Housing Action Plan
Proporcione Comentarios Sobre el Plan de Acción de Viviendas:

Project Timeline

A preliminary project schedule is shown below. Uncertainty regarding the length of the “stay at home” restrictions to prevent the spread of Coronavirus could impact the timeline and some milestones. Once these restrictions are lifted, we will share more details about community engagement activities.

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