Sustainable Housing in Washington County
The Regional Plan for Sustainable Housing in Washington County is available for download here.
The housing challenges in Washington County and their programmatic responses were summarized at the May 7 kick-off meeting of the Sustainable Housing Work Team. See Housing Challenges/Housing Responses.
The Sustainable Housing Work Team in Washington County met in the Spring and Summer of 2013 (see link at right to download agendas and minutes). The work is focused on
- documenting the gap between housing needs in Washington County and the funds available to address them - only 2% of the documented housing needs can be addressed with available funds
- describing the existing programs to address housing issues and evaluating those that have the greatest leverage to address problems given a dire lack of funds
- developing policy and best practices recommendations to address the catastrophic gap between need and public funds with emphasis on public-private partnerships
All developing data analysis, program review and policy recommendations can be downloaded: see Housing Challenges/Housing Responses