Affordable Housing Committee
Housing, Homelessness and Community Development Division
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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.
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2019 Affordable Housing Committee Annual Report
Last year marked the launch of the Growth Management Planning Council’s Affordable Housing Committee (AHC or Committee).
The Committee of 19 elected, nonprofit, and business leaders operates under the goal to strive to eliminate housing cost burden for households earning 80% area median income and below, with a priority for serving households at or below 50% area median income.
In 2019, the Committee laid the groundwork for years ahead to function as a point of coordination and accountability for affordable housing efforts across King County.
Read the 2019 Affordable Housing Committee Annual Report to learn more about the Committee and the region’s progress towards ensuring that everyone in King County has a safe and healthy home that they can afford.
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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.