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At Home In Tacoma: AHAS Planning Actions


A Note about COVID-19 

Due to COVID-19 related impacts, a number of employees are in furlough or temporary layoff status.  For help reaching a specific City employee, dial 311 from within Tacoma city limits or (253) 591-5000 from anywhere else. However, if you have specific questions about during this period, please reach out to the Planning Division Manager, Brian Boudet, at bboudet@cityoftacoma.org.


Get Involved in the Discussion About Housing

Planning Commission’s proposed Project Scope.


Public Scoping Hearing Notice 

Ways to Participate:

At Home In Tacoma 

As part of the City’s Affordable Housing Action Strategy, we are launching the At Home In Tacoma project to evaluate diverse housing types and inclusionary zoning options throughout Tacoma. The intent is to increase housing supply, create affordable housing options, and increase the choice of housing types throughout our neighborhoods.


Through 2020, Tacoma’s Planning Commission is asking the community to join in a discussion about housing needs, development trends, zoning, and neighborhood change. Using community ideas and feedback, the Commission will make recommendations to the City Council for future Comprehensive Plan, Zoning, and Land Use Regulatory Code amendments.



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.

Missing Middle Housing Diagram




Housing Equity Taskforce

The Planning Commission and the Human Rights Commission have joined to form the Housing Equity Taskforce to provide focused input on equity and social justice considerations associated with housing.


March 9, 2020 Meeting Postponed

The Monday, March 9, 2020 meeting will be rescheduled for an upcoming date. Please visit this site for updated information and for the rescheduled date. 


At this meeting, the HET will discuss the process, schedule and scope of work moving forward and will provide initial input on equitable engagement strategies.


Preliminary HET Scope of Work 

Affordable Housing diagram


Staff Contact:

Elliott Barnett, Senior Planner

(253) 591-5389