Housing Affordability
Housing Affordability
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.

Inclusionary zoning. Redmond's inclusionary program provides for homes affordable to those earning up to 80 percent 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, Southeast Redmond and North Redmond. The City issued permits for 22 affordable homes through inclusionary zoning requirements in 2014.

Affordable Homes through Inclusionary Zoning
Affordable Homes through Inclusionary Zoning
Affordable homes. In 2014 the City gained 96 new homes affordable to moderate- or low-income individuals or families. Of those, 22 were permitted as part of Redmond's inclusionary zoning regulations and 74 are senior units funded by ARCH. 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).

Affordable Homes from All Sources
All Affordable Homes

Cost burden. Households that pay 30 percent or more of their incomes toward housing are considered cost-burdened. Households paying 50 percent or more of income towards housing are considered severely cost-burdened. The percentage of cost-burdened households decreased slightly in 2013 as compared to 2012, while the percentage of severely cost-burdened households stayed the same.

Sources: Planning Department, A Regional Coalition for Housing, American Community Survey

Updated April 2015

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