City of Yakima Final Housing Action Plan – June 2021

The City of Yakima developed a Housing Action Plan to support and encourage new housing production to provide more housing choices and address local housing 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. 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 was a critical part of this planning process. Due to the current stay-at-home precautions due to COVID-19, in-person community engagement opportunities were postponed until further notice. However, there were other ways to get engaged:

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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