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Comprehensive Action Strategy on Affordable Housing

The City Council considers affordable housing to be a high priority and is working to develop a more cohesive strategy addressing this important issue, one that reflects better programmatic alignment throughout the City of Tacoma and its community partners. 


Community Listening Sessions 

The City of Tacoma recently conducted three community listening sessions on affordable housing.


The City of Tacoma will also study:

  • Infill
  • Density
  • Inclusionary Zoning
  • Targets
  • Costs 

Background and Resources on Affordable Housing

A strategic overview presented to the City Council on April 10, 2018 outlined the City of Tacoma's intended approach moving forward

Past efforts relating to affordable housing include the work of the Affordable Housing Policy Advisory Group (AHPAG) formed in 2010. AHPAG developed 25 policy recommendations in seven categories. Many of the policies originating from AHPAG’s policy recommendations have been implemented over phases, culminating with the 2015 adoption of Ordinance No. 28336 which established incentives for affordable housing, among other public benefits, and created more regulatory flexibility for infill development. 


The work of the AHPAG will inform the work the City of Tacoma is now doing. The City will also factor in details from the Tacoma 2025 strategic visioning framework, the One Tacoma Comprehensive Plan, and other reports into its final comprehensive action strategy which will align with its other strategic initiatives.

Contact Information

Daniel Murillo
(253) 591-5238