Housing

A housing complex in RedmondHousing Strategy Plan

The Housing Element in the Comprehensive Plan directs the City to establish a Housing Strategy Plan to consider actions that will implement the City’s housing goals and policies (Policy HO-8). The Housing Strategy Plan identifies a wide range of potential strategies and prioritizes them to address housing needs.

East King County Housing Needs Analysis

Under the provisions of the State Growth Management Act, the housing element contained within a city’s Comprehensive Plan is to include an inventory and analysis of existing and projected housing needs that identifies the number of housing units necessary to manage projected growth.

As a member of A Regional Coalition for Housing (ARCH), the East King County Housing Needs Analysis provides Redmond with consistent data and analysis to help understand current needs in the City and region as well as informing the updates of Redmond’s Comprehensive Plans to identify projected housing needs. The Needs Analysis is organized into three sections:

  • The East King County Report (PDF) highlights the key demographic and housing information for East King County. Much of the information in this section is provided at the sub-regional level with some mention where cities vary significantly from East King County averages.
  • A separate Redmond Summary Report (PDF) is also provided for Redmond as a member of ARCH. This report highlights: where Redmond’s conditions vary significantly from the results reported in the East King County report; unique characteristics of the City that impact local housing conditions; and local efforts made in the past to address local housing needs.
  • The Housing Needs Analysis Appendix (PDF) includes a wider range of demographic and housing related data, including more detailed tables for all the information provided in the sub-regional and city summary reports. Most data is provided at the city, sub-regional and countywide level.

Housing data for East King County and Redmond is also updated periodically in a report entitled Housing 101 for East King County, available through ARCH.