PEER Homes is on the City of Spokane’s Housing Action Plan Working Group. The group is formulating a plan to help increase housing options that are affordable and accessible for people and families of all incomes. As Spokane grows, we are facing a gap in housing supply. The plan will provide a strategic approach to address current and future housing needs of the Spokane community. When completed, it will provide a coordinated vision that supports more people being able to find a home that meets their needs with access to opportunities, services and amenities. This process builds upon previous community discussions and initiatives around infill development, housing quality, and affordable housing funding.
Spokane’s Housing Action Plan will:
- Encourage construction of additional affordable and market rate housing that are accessible to a variety of income levels. This includes options accessible to people and families with low and moderate incomes and cost-burdened households.
- Examine population, workforce and housing trends.
- Assess housing policies, development regulations, and other city programs that influence the development of housing.
- Consider strategies to minimize displacement, particularly in neighborhoods with communities at high risk of displacement.
The City received a grant from the Washington Department of Commerce to complete the plan, which is expected to adopted by City Council in April 2021.
PEER Homes is part of the City’s conversation on housing regulation, land use and housing policy, and equity in housing. We’re speaking up on systemic racism, inaccessible spaces, and extractive economics.