Networking Our Local Housing Champions
Welcome to your one-stop-shop for education, resources, and engagement opportunities with housing solutions in Jefferson County!
Looking for ways to be a part of the housing solution?
Check out our list of engagement opportunities to share your voice, concerns, values, and dreams for the future of affordable workforce housing in Port Townsend + Jefferson County!
Show Up + Speak Up for Affordable Housing in Port Townsend!
How can we ensure more affordable housing for local households
making up to $110,000?
The goal is to gather community feedback that will drive code changes to increase housing in the city. HSN hopes to see and hear many of our local residents speak up to the importance of affordable workforce housing and how we can meet the needs of our community at large.
Show up + speak up on what barriers you’d like to see the city remove to support developing housing, how the city and community can address the need for more diverse and affordable housing, what opportunities does this community have to take advantage of, and what should we consider before implementing such code changes that will also address housing options for those making under 150% area median income?
If public speaking isn’t ‘your jam’, the community is invited to share their
opinions via public comment up till 4pm the day of public meetings by emailing PublicComment@cityofpt.us
Want to follow along with the code change process?
Mark you calendars with these other key dates and subscribe to HSN’s newsletters to stay in the loop!
January 26, 2023: Planning Commission Regular Meeting: Continued discussion of code amendment options
February 13, 2023: Join Planning Commission/City Council Community Forum on draft amendments
March 9, 2023: Regular Planning Commission meeting will be the hearing on the final amendments and recommendations to council.
March 27, 2023: City Council meeting where the Council will adopt amendments to meet the April 1 deadline.
April 1, 2023: Deadline for “extend safe harbor for GMA/SEPA appeals to build residential capacity beyond April 1, 2023 (RCW 36.70a.600)”
…and visit the City’s Project website to learn more!
The City Wants to hear from YOU!
Share your voice and vision for Mountain View Commons and the current grounds that are the PT Golf Course
Fill out the planning team’s community input survey (available until Friday 1/20)
Recent Updates, Events, and other Big Happenings
- The ABC’s and 123’s of ADUs version 1.5 released!
- We’ve wrapped up our Sanitation + Housing learning series! View session recordings on our new Sanitation + Housing web page.
- The Local Investment Opportunity Network (LION) is now working on affordable workforce housing! See info on their new ‘arm’ here.
- Read our report on the workforce housing crisis: “Serving our Community Through Tough Times: Stories from East Jefferson County Employers