The Housing Affordability & Community Services Council members are currently drafting the Human Services Strategic Plan that will serve as a guide for establishing and sustaining human services policies and funding decisions by the City of Anacortes. Please feel free to review and provide any input on the direction of this important guiding document.
The goal of the Housing Affordability & Community Services Committee is to develop strategic plans to improve housing affordability, human services, 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 plans, notes and information 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