The Housing Innovations Program (HIP) is a collection of planning resources that local governments can use to promote housing affordability and new housing choices in their communities. Learn more about the HIP.
Affordable housing accessible to a range of incomes is a key feature of VISION 2050. The HIP provides jurisdictions with tools and strategies they can use to work toward shared goals and meet local needs. These include:
- Addressing racial inequities in housing (PDF)
- Encourage housing in centers and near transit (PDF)
- Provide housing options in expensive markets (PDF)
- Build missing middle density (PDF)
- Increase neighborhood stability by mitigating residential displacement (PDF)
- Build community support for affordable housing (PDF)
The following case studies demonstrate multiple housing tools in action:
- City of Burien Affordable Housing Demonstration Program (PDF)
- City of Renton Permit Ready ADU Program (PDF)
- City of Tacoma Homeownership Disparity Study (PDF)
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