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Thu, Sep 07



Understanding Housing Allocation Numbers: Pierce County HAPT Numbers

Erika, Long Range Planning Supervisor in Pierce County, will explain what Commerce's Housing All Planning Tool (HAPT) is, why this tool was created to address housing availability, and how the HAPT allocations are tied to the upcoming 2024 Comprehensive Plan Updates in Pierce County.

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Understanding Housing Allocation Numbers: Pierce County HAPT Numbers
Understanding Housing Allocation Numbers: Pierce County HAPT Numbers

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Sep 07, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


About the Event

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Based on updated requirements from the Growth Management Act (GMA), all counties and jurisdictions in Washington are required conduct a periodic update of their comprehensive plans, the next update for Pierce County taking place in 2024. In response to the massive housing availability and affordability gaps around the country, the State of Washingtion passed HB 1220 to start addressing the crisis. HB 1220 requires counties and jurisdictions to "plan for and accomodate" affordable housing for all economic segments. This means that more housing units will need to be converted or built to meet those needs. WA Department of Commerce created the Housing All Planning Tool (HAPT) that quantifies housing allocations for each jurisdiction, and are the numbers that cities will use to guide their amendments to the housing element of their Comprehensive Plans in 2024.  

Erika Rhett Hunt, from Pierce County, will present on Commerce's HAPT numbers, for Pierce County specifically, and explain how these number are going to be used. 

Stay tuned for more Lunch and Learn events dedicated to comprehensive plans! Erika will be back on October 11th for a follow-up presentation regarding Pierce County's Comprehensive Plan and to give more detail into how the County is planning to meet HB 1220 requirements. 


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