Affordable Housing Action Plan
Beckwith Consulting Group and ED Hovee & Company completed the City of Sequim Affordable Housing Action Plan in September 2018. The Plan was prepared to update the 2009 Sequim Affordable Housing Action Plan and support the City’s 2015-2035 Comprehensive Plan Update in conformance with the Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA).
The plan went to City Council for review in January and February 2019. On February 25, 2019, the City Council voted unanimously to approve the creation of a housing ad hoc committee to include two representatives from Clallam County and to allocate tasks as recommended in the memo. Action items and the Housing ad Hoc Committee Charter was presented and approved as part of the February 25, 2019 City Council Agenda Item.
The Housing Ad Hoc Committee met from April through July in 2019. Staff provided the 2020 Affordable Housing Report update to the City Council at the August 10, 2020 meeting and the 2021 Affordable Housing Report update to City Council at the May 24, 2021 meeting. The presentation also includes a Video presentation Housing Action Plan Status referencing the Housing Action Plan recommendations, the Housing Ad Hoc Committee recommendations and the progress as of May 24, 2021.
Housing Ad Hoc Committee Agendas
Housing Ad Hoc Committee Minutes
Clallam County HOusing Solutions Committee
The Board of County Commissioners for Clallam County established a Housing Solutions Committee (HSC) per County Resolution 32, 2022 - Establishing the Housing Solutions Committee. Meeting Agendas, Meeting Minutes and the Resolution for the HSC are found on the HSC website. One Sequim representative sits on the HSC. The current representative is Councilor Lowell Rathbun.
The City Council requested an informational update regarding homesharing and what other agencies are doing. During Council conversation about the issue, the University of Washington Homeshare Study Policy Recommendations for the Washington State Senate Housing and Local Government Committee report was referenced and used as a starting point for the research.
Staff presented a Homeshare Report and provided a spreadsheet with interview responses from other agencies providing homeshare around the country. The spreadsheet is being updated as new information comes in.