Housing Affordability Regional Taskforce (HART)


Snohomish County Housing Affordability Regional Taskforce

Mission Statement

The Snohomish County Housing Affordability Regional Taskforce (HART) collaboratively developed a five-year action plan that identifies priorities for County and City governments to accelerate our collective ability to meet the affordable housing needs of all County residents, and sets a foundation for continued success through 2050.
HART report is available here
Collage of four images of cottage housing
Projected housing growth in Snohomish County
I believe that a coordinated response to this challenge is our best step forward. Cities, tribes, and the county, together with other governments, private sector firms and non-profit agencies, need to determine what we are each willing and able to do and then act accordingly. To identify solutions, I established the Snohomish County Housing Affordability Regional Taskforce (HART) in May of 2019.

HART consists of a team of City and County officials, supported by other community leaders.  The focus of our work is on middle-income and affordable housing, subsidized housing, alternative housing models, and land use and redevelopment.

Public Feedback

For those who are concerned about the lack of affordable housing in Snohomish County, there is an opportunity to provide feedback on the current draft of the business plan for use of affordable housing funds on the Human Services Department's Public Notices web page.