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Council split on affordable housing

City awarded $100K grant to prepare and adopt a Housing Action Plan


Last updated 1/29/2020 at 11:38am

The Department of Commerce recently awarded $4 million to 52 communities across the state in an effort to address the affordable housing crisis. Mukilteo was one of those recipients.

Councilmembers voted 4-3 to accept the grant at a meeting Tuesday, Jan. 21.

During the 2019 legislative session, Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1923 into law. The measure amended the Growth Management Act to encourage local governments to assess housing issues.

Community Development Director David Osaki said the bill encourages local governments to take actions that will increase residential building capacit...

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