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AHAS Planning Actions

Background on Tacoma's Affordable Housing Action Strategy

Tacoma's Affordable Housing Action Strategy (AHAS) calls for a range of actions to address housing challenges.  AHAS Objective 1 sets a citywide target to create 6,000 new affordable housing units in ten years.  The Planning Commission and Planning and Development Services Department area implementing multiple ongoing initiatives and evaluating additional potential initiatives to achieve this target, including AHAS Action 1.2 Inclusionary Zoning and AHAS Action 1.8 Diverse Housing Types.


The AHAS is a strategic response to a changing housing market, increasing displacement pressure, and a widespread need for high-quality, affordable housing opportunities for all.  The strategy was developed in 2018 through a series of community listening sessions, focus groups, input from community partners, market studies, and review of past housing strategies.  The AHAS is intended to guide the City's affordable housing strategies, program development, and investments over the next ten years.


Current Initiatives

  • Diverse Housing Types (AHAS Action 1.8) 
  • Inclusionary Zoning (AHAS Action 1.2)

Missing Middle Housing Diagram


Prior Affordable Housing Efforts


Affordable Housing diagram


Staff Contact:

Elliott Barnett, Senior Planner

(253) 591-5389