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The Affordable Housing Committee (AHC) of the Growth Management Planning Council (GMPC) serves as a regional advisory body.

They recommend action and assess progress toward implementing the Regional Affordable Housing Task Force (RAHTF) Five Year Action Plan. The Committee functions as a point in coordinating and owning accountability for affordable housing efforts across King County.

 2020 Affordable Housing Committee Annual Report

AHC 2019 Annual Report Cover 

The King County Affordable Housing Committee (AHC or Committee) 2020 annual report provides a snapshot of regional progress made last year to advance housing affordability solutions. In a year marked by housing instability and uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, this advisory body of 19 elected, nonprofit, and business leaders marched forward, remaining committed to their goal of eliminating housing cost burden for low-income households in King County.

Last year, the AHC set the foundation for meaningful collective action through the launch of the Regional Affordable Housing Dashboard, which now provides accessible and consistent data on housing affordability conditions throughout King County. The dashboard helps the AHC monitor regional progress by showing what actions have been taken across the region to alleviate cost burden, who is most affected by it, and where there is the most housing need. The 2020 annual report features graphics and text from the dashboard as well other actions steps taken by the Committee and local jurisdictions to implement the Regional Affordable Housing Task Force Recommendations.

Read the 2020 Affordable Housing Committee Annual Report now to learn more about the region’s progress towards ensuring that everyone in King County has a safe and healthy home that they can afford.

More About the Affordable Housing Committee

The Regional Affordable Housing Task Force wrapped up its work in 2018, releasing the Five Year Action Plan which strives to “eliminate to eliminate cost burden for households earning 80% Area Median Income and below, with a priority for serving households at or below 50% Area Median Income.”

The Action Plan contains seven goals to accomplish the overall goal, with supporting strategies and actions for each goal. Goal 1 is to “create and support an ongoing structure for regional collaboration.” The Affordable Housing Committee implements Goal 1.

Housing Interjurisdictional Team (HIJT) is composed of staff from King County, the City of Seattle, other cities, transit agencies, and nonprofit and stakeholder groups which support the work of the AHC. The Regional Affordable Housing team in the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) supports and staffs this team.

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