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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Developers share with Human Services Committee obstacles to building affordable housing

The Pierce County Council Human Services Committee will hear from local developers and housing professionals about obstacles that they face when looking to build affordable housing in Pierce County. The meeting will take place on Monday, Oct. 28 at 1:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 930 Tacoma Ave. S.,10th floor in Tacoma.

Washington State Rep. Andrew Barkis will kickoff the discussion with a presentation on incentivized housing solutions. Following will be the Pierce County affordable housing panel which includes:

Earlier this year, the Pierce County Performance Audit Committee conducted a study to evaluate affordable housing policies and funding options. The study also provided recommendations on policy and funding opportunities that are viable for Pierce County.

If you are unable to attend in person, you can stream it online at or watch on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and on channel 20 (Rainier Connect).


Erin Babbo, communications specialist
(253) 798-6248
[email protected]


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