The Council’s overall housing policy priority is to:
Create housing options that give people in all life stages and of all economic means viable choices for safe, stable and affordable homes.
Housing choices allow households to find housing affordable to them in the communities where they want to live. A full range of housing types can help increase resiliency as local governments experience changing demographics and economic conditions. Housing elements are an opportunity to state a local government’s specific policy priorities around housing choice within their community.
The information found here will help you develop a Housing Element and related Implementation Plan that meets minimum requirements of the Metropolitan Land Planning Act and is consistent with the adopted 2040 Housing Policy Plan. Counties may have different requirements than cities depending on their location. If you are preparing a County Comprehensive plan this FAQ will provide more information.