Housing Action Plan
The City of Puyallup is creating a Housing Action Plan (HAP) to identify strategies, actions, and policy tools to create enough housing options to meet community needs. Puyallup received a grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce to develop this HAP to address current and future housing needs, which will be complete by mid-2021.
A Housing Action Plan is a policy document with a set of concrete steps for the City to support and encourage new housing production that meets local housing needs. The HAP uses an equity lens to develop clear, actionable strategies to meet current and future housing needs.
Puyallup’s Housing Action Plan will:
- Be an actionable policy document that outlines how to meet all of Puyallup’s housing needs.
- Be based on data and analysis grounded in an inclusive and robust public process.
- Provide a comprehensive road map to implement cohesive, effective, and feasible housing strategies tailored to the Puyallup community.
- Be tailored to the housing needs of the Puyallup community to ensure safe, healthy, and affordable housing for all.
The Department of Commerce requires the HAP to be adopted in June 2021. The timeline below identifies project milestones. The final Plan will detail next steps for implementation so the HAP’s goals can be fully realized.
Summer/Fall 2020: Development of a Housing Needs Assessment to look at Puyallup’s community demographics and housing needs.
Fall 2020: Understanding our current housing policies and regulations.
Winter 2021: Identifying strategies and policy options to meet the housing needs identified.
Winter/Spring 2021: Public review of a draft Housing Action Plan.
The Puyallup community is made up of residents with a wide range of needs and challenges. The City wants to hear from the community throughout the development of the HAP so that the housing strategies identified reflect all residents’ priorities and needs.
Public outreach and engagement are a critical part of developing the Housing Action Plan and will be included throughout all phases of the plan work. However, the City is utilizing alternative public engagement methods that comply with Governor Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. Public outreach for this project will rely on virtual meetings, online forums, and this webpage, including the following:
- Share your thoughts! Visit the online forum to share your ideas and provide feedback as the project continues.
- Sign up to receive email communications about this project.
- Check back here for project updates and additional opportunities for engagement.