Housing Action Plan

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In Washington, the Growth Management Act (GMA) requires cities to plan for and manage population growth with goals focused on how we can encourage development in urban areas, meet transportation needs, and increase affordable housing. King County policies also require that urban cities like Redmond plan for a greater share of the region’s housing to accommodate future growth.

In 2019, Redmond received a grant to develop a Housing Action Plan. The Plan will include an analysis of the existing housing stock, current and projected housing needs, and opportunities for housing. The City will also connect and engage with the public on this topic to bring the community’s vision into the plan.

This information will help us develop strategies to meet current and future housing needs. Providing for affordable housing in Redmond, with a variety of housing types is a priority for the City as outlined in our Community Strategic Plan.

In Washington, the Growth Management Act (GMA) requires cities to plan for and manage population growth with goals focused on how we can encourage development in urban areas, meet transportation needs, and increase affordable housing. King County policies also require that urban cities like Redmond plan for a greater share of the region’s housing to accommodate future growth.

In 2019, Redmond received a grant to develop a Housing Action Plan. The Plan will include an analysis of the existing housing stock, current and projected housing needs, and opportunities for housing. The City will also connect and engage with the public on this topic to bring the community’s vision into the plan.

This information will help us develop strategies to meet current and future housing needs. Providing for affordable housing in Redmond, with a variety of housing types is a priority for the City as outlined in our Community Strategic Plan.

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    18 days ago

    We want to hear from you! Please click here to take Redmond's housing questionnaire. Your input will help inform Redmond City Council's decision making in identifying actions and strategies for Redmond's first Housing Action Plan.

    We want to hear from you! Please click here to take Redmond's housing questionnaire. Your input will help inform Redmond City Council's decision making in identifying actions and strategies for Redmond's first Housing Action Plan.

  • Did You Know?

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    • A household in Redmond would need to earn about $90,000 per year to afford the average rent in Redmond.
    • Housing costs in East King County and Redmond are significantly higher than in other parts of the County - our median home prices list at $818,600 and average rent at $2,095.
    • Affordability is defined by the percentage of income that you are paying toward housing and utilities with limited income and calculated based on family size. For example, a home for a family of four in Redmond would be considered affordable if total housing costs are no greater than $2,259 per month, using 30% of monthly income. A two-person household would pay $1,629 or less for an affordable home.
    • Only 31% of residents live and work in Redmond. The City’s planning policies encourage increasing the supply and diversity of housing, in order to provide opportunities for people to live and invest in the community where they work instead of spending hours commuting to and from home.
    • Providing for affordable housing in Redmond, with a mix of apartments, houses, condominiums, townhomes, duplexes, is a priority for the City and adopted as part of our Community Strategic Plan.
    • A household in Redmond would need to earn about $90,000 per year to afford the average rent in Redmond.
    • Housing costs in East King County and Redmond are significantly higher than in other parts of the County - our median home prices list at $818,600 and average rent at $2,095.
    • Affordability is defined by the percentage of income that you are paying toward housing and utilities with limited income and calculated based on family size. For example, a home for a family of four in Redmond would be considered affordable if total housing costs are no greater than $2,259 per month, using 30% of monthly income. A two-person household would pay $1,629 or less for an affordable home.
    • Only 31% of residents live and work in Redmond. The City’s planning policies encourage increasing the supply and diversity of housing, in order to provide opportunities for people to live and invest in the community where they work instead of spending hours commuting to and from home.
    • Providing for affordable housing in Redmond, with a mix of apartments, houses, condominiums, townhomes, duplexes, is a priority for the City and adopted as part of our Community Strategic Plan.