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Burien Moving Forward With Housing Action Plan

Posted on Sep 25, 2020 in:
  • Housing Affordability
  • Industry Issues
  • Advocacy
  • RBC

Between 2013 and 2020, Burien’s average two-bedroom rents increased 45%, while median sales prices increased 103%. Burien has the second-highest home prices in the South King County subregion. Burien received a grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce to create a Housing Action Plan by June 2021. Burien’s Housing Action Plan will:

  • Use an equity lens to develop clear, actionable strategies to meet all current and future housing needs.
  • Be based on data and analysis grounded in an inclusive public process.
  • Provide a road map to work together to identify policies, implement specific actions, leverage resources, and continue to engage with members of the public.
  • Be tailored to the needs of Burien to ensure healthy, safe, and affordable housing for all.

The City is currently gathering data to understand need and to take stock of current housing policies. In late fall and winter, Burien will identify tools and policy options to make sure the City can meet diverse housing needs now and in the future. A draft plan will be ready for public review by early 2021. Sign up to receive updates from the City and look for further updates and ways to engage as the process moves forward.

Contact rbc@mbaks.com with any questions.

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