King County Benchmarks: affordable housing
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The King County Benchmark Program is not currently being updated with new data. The program is being revised to align with the newly updated King County Countywide Planning Policies. Updates of our progress in revising the Benchmark Program will be provided here.
The King County Countywide Planning Policies state: "Adequate housing, for all economic segments of the population, is a basic need of King County's residents and an issue of Countywide concern. Affordable housing needs must be addressed by local governments working in cooperation with the private sector and nonprofit housing agencies."
The Benchmark Program tracks the following outcomes of the Countywide Planning Policies related to housing affordability:
Provide sufficient affordable housing for all King County residents
Promote affordable home ownership opportunities
Promote equitable distribution of affordable low-income housing
Explore the indicators of affordable housing by selecting from the navigation bar to your left.