Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

Snohomish County Seeks Input On 

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

An Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (“AI”) was conducted for Snohomish County that identifies barriers to fair housing in our community.  The AI identifies eight impediments to fair housing choice and seventeen recommended actions to address barriers and improve access.  The barriers and recommended actions are summarized in the Executive Summary of the AI.  Seventeen action items have been recommended to address housing barriers, including, but not limited to:

  • Enhancing fair housing education and outreach,
  • Reducing barriers in zoning regulations and land use policies,
  • Monitoring home mortgage lending disparities, 
  • Monitor Fair Housing Act’s design and construction requirements for multi-
  • family housing, and
  • Increasing affordable housing options.

View the Report.  View a copy of the AI: 

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

AI Appendix A-J

The AI is based on research and analysis of housing issues as well as input from surveys, community meetings, and focus groups.  The AI is required for the County and the Snohomish County Consortium to receive federal housing and community development grant funds.

Make a Comment.  All interested persons are encouraged to review and comment on the AI.  The deadline for comments is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

Debra May

Snohomish County Human Services Department

3000 Rockefeller Avenue, M/S 305

Everett, WA 98201.

Questions.  If you have a question about the AI or would like to request a paper copy of the AI, contact Debra May at:, or by phone at 425-388-3264, 7-1-1 for TTY users.  A reasonable number of paper copies will be made available to citizens and groups upon request.

ADA Notice.  To request a reasonable accommodation to provide information in the AI in an alternate format, contact Debra May at 425-388-3264, 7-1-1 for TTY users.