The Tacoma-Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium is working hard with it's Advocacy Committee towards the creation of our 2019 Legislative Agenda. We will be focusing on a small number of high priority items, while also supporting a number of our partner's efforts. Housing priorities that have come to our attention for 2019:
Significant investment in the State's Housing Trust Fund for more affordable housing;
Allow local jurisdictions to retain a portion of the state's sales tax to invest in affordable housing;
Create state funded Family Unification Program vouchers to help families involved in the child welfare system to reunite and get housing; and
Remove barriers and fund a program to clean up land that will be utilized for affordable housing.
These are only a small handful of the many policies that we can advocate for to support the creation of affordable housing in our community. Have a suggestion for a housing priority that we should consider? Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to consider it in our list of efforts to support.