Housing Affordability & Community Services Committee
- 1:30 p.m.
- 1st Thursday of every month
- City Hall Council Chambers
- January 4, 2018: Council-members and City Staff
- February 1, 2018: Affordable Housing Panel
- March 1, 2018: Homeless Housing Panel
- April 5, 2018: Community Services Panel
This rotation will continue through the year until the mission is accomplished! View the calendar.
The goal of the housing affordability & community services committee is to develop a draft strategic plan to improve housing affordability and make recommendations on budget and CDBG (community development block grant) allocations for social services.
On April 21, 2016 at 1:30 p.m., the housing affordability & community services committee hosted a symposium of community leaders in issues regarding affordable housing and the gap in services to the low income population of Anacortes.
The Symposium produced a great amount of information on the services that are available and identified many of the gaps and inefficiencies to access services. The Committee is currently working on an outline as guidance for establishing services and removing barriers that prevent families and individuals from moving out of low income and homeless situations. The outcome of this work will create a strategic plan to help end the problems afflicting too many within our community. We will keep you posted as the work progresses.
Notes & Information
As the committees work toward the development of the Strategic Plan, notes and information from each group
will be posted.
Also, links to other community's Strategic Plans will be posted for viewing:
Check out some interesting articles regarding affordable housing:
- Inclusionary Zoning: One Approach to Create Affordable Housing
- The Missing Middle affordable housing solution