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The Affordable Housing Committee of the Growth Management Planning Council (GMPC) serves as a regional advisory body with the goal of recommending action and assessing progress toward implementation of the Regional Affordable Housing Task Force Five Year Action Plan (12 MB PDF). The Committee is responsible for recommending amendments to the Countywide Planning Policies including regional goals/metrics and land use policies, among other duties. The Committee functions as a point of coordination and accountability for affordable housing efforts across King County.

The Regional Affordable Housing Task Force wrapped up their work in 2018 with the release of 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.

The Affordable Housing Committee is supported by a Housing Interjurisdictional Team (HIJT) composed of staff from King County, the City of Seattle, other cities, transit agencies, and nonprofit and stakeholder groups and is staffed by the Regional Affordable Housing team in the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS).

For the Committee charter, meeting materials, and information about members, please visit DCHS’s Affordable Housing Committee page.