Over the past two months, the Commission has refined their set of policy ideas into a set of draft policy proposals. This open house includes the 19 policy proposals, grouped by theme, for your consideration:

Housing Diversity and Equity

  • Incentives for "missing middle" home ownership

  • Equity housing options

  • Medium-density single family housing (SR-MD)

  • Detached Accessory Dwelling Units

  • Cluster/Cottage housing

  • Development of neighborhood villages

Incentives or Requirements to Increase Affordability

  • Multi-family Tax Exemption (MFTE) Program

  • Inclusionary Zoning

Resources and Partnerships

  • Use of existing sales tax revenue for affordable and supportive housing

  • County implementation of sales and use tax for housing and related services

  • Edmonds-HASCO interlocal agreement

  • Develop community housing partnerships

  • Low-income emergency home repair program

  • Improved tenant protections (aka "just cause")


  • Multi-family design standards

  • Renter's choice security deposit

  • Simplify zoning code language

  • Streamline permitting process

  • Childcare voucher program

Your input will will help the Commission decide which proposals to refine or move forward final recommendations.

Contact Us

We want to keep you up to date! Check out the below resources to stay engaged with the Commission’s work:


  • Learn more about the Commission and submit public comment on the Commission webpage.

  • All Commission meetings are live streamed and recorded on the City of Edmonds webpageThe Commission meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

  • Sign up for the Housing listserv to stay up to date with the Commission’s work and future opportunities to share your feedback:

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