The deadline is Feb. 21 to reply to the City of Edmonds online housing survey. The survey is aimed at obtaining community input on issues that relate to topics the Edmonds Citizens’ Housing Commission may address this year.
The housing survey is available at www.citizenshousingcommission.org, with translations in three languages besides English. Everyone is welcome to take the survey.
Survey results will be shared with the housing commission and public. Also, community meetings and activities in the coming year will provide for more dialogue and engagement.
The housing commission is a 15-member body appointed in 2019 by the city council (with one member appointed by the mayor). The commission’s mission, as adopted in a city council resolution, is to “Develop diverse housing policy options for Council consideration designed to expand the range of housing (including rental and owned) available in Edmonds; options that are irrespective of age, gender, race, religious affiliation, physical disability or sexual orientation.”
Recommendations from the commission are due to the city council by the end of 2020. The recommendations are advisory. They will get additional public input and be considered by the council in 2021.
Information on the housing commission’s work is online at www.citizenshousingcommission.org.