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Clark County to host public meeting on housing plan

By , Columbian staff writer
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Clark County will host a public meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 to review recommendations on its draft Housing Action Plan. Area residents are encouraged to attend and offer feedback on the project and recommendations.

The meeting will be held via Zoom and recorded for later viewing. A questionnaire will also be available to collect public comments and feedback. For more information on how to join and participate, go to www.clark.wa.gov/housingoptions.

The Housing Options Study and Action Plan project identifies challenges and opportunities to encourage development of housing within the unincorporated urban growth area that is affordable to individuals from a variety of income levels.

Like many communities in the state, Clark County has struggled to meet the varied housing needs of residents. According to county officials, new strategies are needed to help ensure that future generations have access to affordable, quality and diverse housing opportunities.

“Our research shows that the market is not meeting the needs of low- and middle-income households in Clark County,” Clark County Planner Jacqui Kamp said in a statement Wednesday. “A greater variety of housing types and sizes are needed in locations with access to transit, jobs, services, schools and parks.”

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