Policy Committees

To begin exploring policy ideas the Commission created five policy committees: City Resources, Incentives & Requirements, Housing Types, Zoning Standards, and City Processes & Programs. Each Committee came up with a set of policy ideas, the second set of which are in this open house.

Second Set of Policy Ideas

This open house includes 10 new policy ideas, grouped by theme, for your consideration:

Homelessness Prevention

  • Eviction Reduction Measures

  • Emergency Home Repairs Program

Affordable Housing Incentives

  • Multifamily Tax Exemption (MFTE) Program

  • Zoning Concessions vs Property Tax Exemptions

Housing Types

  • Cluster or Cottage Housing

  • Neighborhood Villages

  • Multifamily Design Standards

Housing Equity

  • Equitable Opportunities for Home Ownership

Housing Related Programs

  • Update the Transportation Element of the Comprehensive Plan

  • Childcare Voucher Program

These ideas are just that, ideas, but your input will help the Commission decide which ideas to refine or move forward into draft policy proposals.

The policy idea pages will include a short description, video from the Commission members who developed the idea, and a survey where you can share your feedback. Please click 'Submit Responses' before moving to the next page. If you are unable to complete the open house and survey in one sitting, you can navigate to the page where you left off via the page links above. The survey is available through Friday, October 23, 2020.

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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