Affordable Housing Advisory Board

The Washington State Affordable Housing Advisory Board (AHAB) advises the Department of Commerce on housing and housing-related issues. AHAB has 22 members representing a variety of housing interests around the state.

Board duties
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The Affordable Housing Advisory Board published the first Affordable Housing Needs Assessment in 2015. That research is the first effort in over 10 years to collect and analyze federal, tribal, state and housing authority data on affordable housing in our state.

AHAB Meeting Schedule and Materials

AHAB Meeting Materials

2021 Meeting Schedule:
March 3, 2021
June 2, 2021
Oct. 4, 2021
Dec. 1, 2021


Growth Management Planning for Housing
The passage of ESSB 5254 in 2017 required the Department of Commerce to select a consultant to update the guidance for local governments on the Buildable Lands Review and Evaluation program.

AHAB’s Housing Affordability Response Team (HART) Final Recommendations and Report (PDF)
Barriers and solutions related to Washington’s housing supply. 

AHAB’s Housing Affordability Response Team (HART) project web page (web)

Housing Affordability Response Team Letter to Gov. Inslee With Recommendations (PDF)

Affordable Housing Needs Study 2010-2015
A comprehensive review and forecast of affordable housing in Washington state.

2010-2015 Affordable Housing Advisory Plan (PDF)
Five year housing policy advisory plan.

Housing Trust Fund Policy Advisory Team

Annual Reports

Program Contact

Emily Grossman
Lead Policy Advisor, CSHD
Phone: 360.725.2798

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