With a one percent rental rate in the city of Yakima housing is a big concern for city officials and for those looking for a place to live. The city of Yakima has received a $100,000 grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce to develop a Housing Action Plan. Yakima city officials are hoping to hear from you as they seek community input on local housing needs. Your response to a city survey will help the city of Yakima develop the plan.
“Help us develop a great plan by telling us about your housing needs,” says Planning Manager Joseph Calhoun. “This plan will support and encourage new housing production for more housing choices and to address local housing needs.”
City officials say work to develop the Housing Action Plan is already underway. The work started in 2020 and will continue until June of this year. A press release says the plan will consider the housing needs of current residents and workforce, as well as projected future population growth. City officials say many people are looking for affordable housing in safe areas. Construction is underway in some areas of the city where new housing is planned but city officials are developing an overall plan.
City officials say they'll focus on four goals;  Provide more housing types and opportunities within existing neighborhoods.
Home ownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income families. Housing solutions for seniors and elderly residents and temporary and permanent supportive housing for those struggling with homelessness. You can take the survey Today.

Click https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YakimaEng for the survey in English.

Click https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/YakimaSpan for the survey in Spanish.