Friday, February 25, 2011

Housing advocates host public meeting on affordable housing policies

Based on public interest in the topic, the Affordable Housing Policy Advisory Group, appointed by the Tacoma City Council, has elected to offer an additional public meeting on the Group’s affordable housing policy recommendations for Tacoma. The group held a morning meeting at the Chamber on Feb. 11th. This next meeting will be an evening meeting on February 28th. The program for both meetings is the same.

The City Council convened the Affordable Housing Policy Advisory Group, a consortium of for-profit developers, non-profit developers, planners, and architects in April 2010 to recommend policies the City should consider pertaining to our city’s need for and availability of affordable housing, particularly in downtown Tacoma.

The Group has delivered its report to the Council. A copy is available on-line at

Please join us fora  public meeting to learn more:
Date: Monday, February 28th, 2011
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Urban Grace Church, room 208(902 Market Street, downtown Tacoma)

The report conveys 25 recommendations in eight categories:
• City Policy and Leadership
• Housing Incentive or Inclusionary Programs
• Regulatory Assistance To Developers Of Affordable Housing
• Financing Tools
• Affordable Building Design Practices
• Preservation, Acquisition, Conversion and Rehabilitation of Existing Housing
• Community Development Incentives
• Planning And Zoning Tools

For more information or to RSVP for the meeting please contact Chelsea Levy at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber,, (253) 627-2175

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