City role: significant
| Three measures: number of dwellings constructed per year through inclusionary zoning; number of moderate- and low-income homes permitted between 2001 and 2022; percentage of households that are cost-burdened or severely cost-burdened.
. Redmond’s inclusionary program provides for homes affordable to those earning up to 80% of the countywide median income in new developments of ten homes or more. The program is implemented on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis and is currently effective in: Bear Creek, Downtown, Willows/Rose Hill, Grass Lawn, Education Hill, Overlake, and North Redmond. The City issued permits for 36 affordable homes through inclusionary zoning requirements in 2013.
. In 2013 the City executed agreements for 37 new homes affordable to moderate- or low-income individuals or families. All of these were permitted as part of Redmond’s inclusionary zoning regulations (see above). This indicator measures three sources of affordable housing: the private market, inclusionary zoning regulations, and the Housing Trust Fund. Redmond obtains this data from A Regional Coalition for Housing (ARCH).
. Households that pay 30% or more of their incomes toward housing are considered cost-burdened. Households paying 50% or more of income towards housing are considered severely cost-burdened. The percentage of cost-burdened households increased slightly in 2012 as compared to 2011 and the percentage of severely cost-burdened households did not change.
Sources: Planning Department, A Regional Coalition for Housing, American Community Survey
Updated January 2014
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