Affordable Housing Needs Study - 2015
In 2014, the Affordable Housing Advisory Board and other partners launched the 2015 Housing Needs Assessment, the first effort in over 10 years to collect and analyze federal, state and housing authority data on affordable housing in our state.
The 2015 Housing Needs Assessment includes:
- Baseline state housing indicators (future studies will replicate and compare this data).
- Rental supply analysis, including an inventory of publicly funded housing units in our state.
- Analysis of how much of the public portfolio is at risk to conversion to market-rate housing.
- Homeownership analysis including financing trends, mortgage rates, and foreclosures.
Housing Needs Assessment and Supporting Documents
- Executive Summary
- Full Housing Needs Assessment 2015 (chapters include defining affordability, housing supply, subsidized inventory, and housing need).
- Geographic Profiles, including county and large urban profiles.
- Appendices (include market characteristics, demographics, economics, and methodologies).
Thank you to all of our partners who funded this effort
Washington State Housing Finance Commission
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Association of Washington Housing Authorities
Tacoma-Pierce County Association of REALTORS®
Seattle-King County Association of REALTORS®
Master Builders Association of Pierce County
Building Industry Association of Washington
Olympia Master Builders
Urban Geographic Profiles
We can share spreadsheets and other documents helpful to local planners upon request. The Department of Commerce contracted with Mullin & Lonergan under the direction of the Affordable Housing Advisory Board to provide research and analysis for this study following a competitive national request for proposals.