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File #: 2019-0377    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: In Committee
File created: 9/11/2019 In control: Health, Housing and Human Services Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: A MOTION requesting the executive to conduct a study that identifies concrete actions that King County can take to develop and retain existing affordable housing in Skyway-West Hill and North Highline.
Sponsors: Larry Gossett, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Joe McDermott
Indexes: Executive, Highline, Housing
Attachments: 1. 2019-0377 SR Aff housing motion_final 9_13, 2. ATT2. West Hill Map, 3. ATT3. 11North Highline, 4. 2019-0377 SR Aff housing motion_final 9_25, 5. ATT4. Striking Amend S1 bar v2 bar
Staff: Fathi, Sahar
Title
A MOTION requesting the executive to conduct a study that identifies concrete actions that King County can take to develop and retain existing affordable housing in Skyway-West Hill and North Highline.
Body
WHEREAS, the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University has stated that a large and growing share of United States households cannot find housing that they can afford, and
WHEREAS, the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society defines "linkage fees" as fees that cities charge on new development to account for the increased demand for governmental services, such as affordable housing, Those fees are also often referred to as "impact fees," and
WHEREAS, in 2016 the Center for Housing Policy defined inclusionary housing programs as generally referring to "city and county planning ordinances that require or incentivize developers to build below-market-rate homes (affordable homes) as part of the process of developing market-rate housing developments" and cited that more than five hundred local jurisdictions in the United States that have implemented inclusionary housing polices, and
WHEREAS, the regional affordable housing task force's 2018 five-year action plan includes a recommendation for King County to "coordinate with local housing authorities to use project-based rental subsidies with incentive/inclusionary housing units to achieve deeper affordability," and
WHEREAS, the regional affordable housing task force's 2018 five year action plan defines inclusionary zoning as a wide range of policies that link the production of affordable housing to the production of market-rate housing. Most programs provide incentives, such as density bonuses, in exchange for a certain percentage of units to be affordable for low- or moderate-income households, and
WHEREAS the reasonable affordable housing task force's 2018 five year action plan includes a recommendation to "make available at no cost, at deep discount, or for long-term lease, under...

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