Camas seeks public input on housing action plan

The city of Camas is creating a Housing Action Plan to support more housing diversity, affordability and access to opportunity for people of all incomes.

The goal of this plan is to help the community achieve a greater variety of housing types and costs to better meet the needs and desires of individuals and families.

The Housing Action Plan will:

Rely on thorough data and an inclusive public participation process to understand current and future housing needs.

Assess existing housing resources and policies and identify ways to build on or improve them.

Outline specific strategies the city of Camas plans to take to meet the community’s housing needs over the next 10 years and beyond.

Further the city’s comprehensive plan housing goals and be adopted by the Camas City Council.

The Camas Housing Action Plan is being funded through a grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce. This is not a construction project, rather it will result in an inclusive plan to amend the city’s policies and regulations for housing.

The city is hoping to gather more public input on the plan over the next few weeks. A draft of the Camas Housing Action Plan is available for public review and comments at letstalkcamashousing.us.

Additionally, the city will host a virtual community workshop to discuss the draft plan at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 18. To join the meeting via Zoom visit us02web.zoom.us/j/82542436599. Or call in for an audio-only meeting at 253-215-8782 and use the meeting identification number: 825-4243-6599.

To read more about the city’s draft Housing Action Plan, see the Post-Record’s front page story, “No place to call home?” in our March 4, 2021, issue, or visit the Post-Record online at camaspostrecord.com/news/2021/mar/04/no-place-to-call-home-camas-housing-study-shows-lack-of-affordable-options.