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Comprehensive Action Strategy on Affordable Housing

The City Council considers affordable housing to be a high priority and is working to develop a more cohesive strategy addressing this important issue, one that reflects better programmatic alignment throughout the City of Tacoma and its community partners. 

Attend a Community Listening Session 

The City of Tacoma recently conducted two community listening sessions on affordable housing, and will be conducting one more.

Thursday, June 7
6 - 8 PM
Asia Pacific Cultural Center
4851 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409

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Share Your Thoughts by Taking a Brief Survey

Unable to participate in a community listening session? We invite you to take a brief survey to share your thoughts.


Take the Affordable Housing Survey


The deadline for completing the survey is June 10, 2018. For questions, or to request the survey in a different format, contact Carol Wolfe via email or call (253) 591-5384.


The City of Tacoma will also study:

  • Infill
  • Density
  • Inclusionary Zoning
  • Targets
  • Costs 

Background and Resources on Affordable Housing

A strategic overview presented to the City Council on April 10, 2018 outlined the City of Tacoma's intended approach moving forward

Past efforts relating to affordable housing include the work of the Affordable Housing Policy Advisory Group (AHPAG) formed in 2010. AHPAG developed 25 policy recommendations in seven categories. Many of the policies originating from AHPAG’s policy recommendations have been implemented over phases, culminating with the 2015 adoption of Ordinance No. 28336 which established incentives for affordable housing, among other public benefits, and created more regulatory flexibility for infill development. 


The work of the AHPAG will inform the work the City of Tacoma is now doing. The City will also factor in details from the Tacoma 2025 strategic visioning framework, the One Tacoma Comprehensive Plan, and other reports into its final comprehensive action strategy which will align with its other strategic initiatives.

Contact Information

Daniel Murillo
(253) 591-5238


We Want to Hear From You

Take the Affordable Housing Survey today!